Wednesday November 30 2016

Museveni lined-up for Africa Leadership Awards

President Museveni carrying a jerrycan of water

President Museveni carrying a jerrycan of water on a bicycle at his new farm in Luweero District recently. Courtesy photo 

By Moses Ndhaye

President Yoweri Museveni is among the 15 men and women lined-up to get awards for applying the best leadership modules and practices to reach unchartered territories and established their supremacy on the shores of success in African.
It has been noted time and again that Africa’s fundamental challenge is leadership. That Africa is as good as the quality of its leaders.

However, Mr Davis Akampurira ,this year's Team leader and the Uganda Representative to Africa Leadership Awards slated for December 7, says whereas this is true, it is also undeniable that Africa has produced some of the most illustrious heroes and heroines who have engraved a mark on the hearts of their fellow Africans by exhibiting unprecedented leadership exploits.

“Leaders who have endured the test of time; leaders who have stood out to do the right thing even when others have chosen to do otherwise; leaders worth their name and salt; and above all leaders who have risen above the challenge to lift the banner of their nations, organisations and companies,” he said.
Uganda is hosting this year’s edition of the Africa Leadership Awards 2016 which aim at celebrating some of Africa’s prominent leaders (personalities, organisations and companies).

President Museveni who’s expected to be the chief guest will be given one of awards under the six categories; Philanthropists Award, Masterclass Award (CEO of the year, upcoming CEO the year,) Excellent Leadership Award, Lifetime Achievement Award, Pan-African Excellent Award and African Leadership Awards by Sector.
Mr Akampurira said Mr Museveni will get the Lifetime Achievement Award for the “sacrifice he made to liberate Uganda, South Sudan, Somalia and DRC.”
The function is also expected to be graced by Kenya’s vice president William Ruto who will speak about youth in politics and the dynamics of regional integration.

Mr Museveni, as Chief Guest, will speak about Pan-Africanism.
How Museveni was nominated for the award
Mr Akampurira says the qualification for the awards was based on an elaborate process where favourite candidates (personality, organization and company) were nominated and voted for by their own citizens through Africa Leadership Award 2016 website.
The awards were last organized in South Africa (2015) and Ghana (2013).