Yoweri Museveni, President of The Republic of Uganda, describes how engaging and investing in the Commonwealth’s considerable youth population is vitally important to member countries’ development.
It is a pleasure for me to discuss issues pertaining to young people and their contribution towards the development of nations. The Commonwealth brings together countries that share not only a common history and language, but common values and aspirations. While we live in different countries and regions of the world, separated by thousands of miles or sharing common borders, we all share a common aspiration of turning our organisation into one where wealth is common and, therefore, truly THE COMMONWEALTH.
As we assemble for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), we are reminded that improving conditions for the majority of Commonwealth citizens is still a major unfinished agenda. In the same way we have addressed the democracy deficit, together as the Commonwealth, we can tackle this development deficit…
H.E. Yoweri Museveni
President of The Republic of Uganda