President Museveni happily welcomes AFCON to East Africa.

Fellow Ugandans and, especially, the Bazukulu. Greetings

Yesterday, I got the good news that the joint bid by Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda to host the 2027 AFCON games had succeeded. Congratulations to everybody.

In particular, I congratulate and thank their Excellencies @SuluhuSamia and @WilliamsRuto for promptly agreeing to bid for the hosting with us. Common sense showed even the assessors, I am sure, t

that Pan-African effort was, logically, the most attractive, apart from any other considerations. We can only benefit more if we extend this logic to other areas. Also, pooling together the sports infrastructure, e.g. stadia, made our bid more attractive.

I salute the African sporting Authorities for this logically unimpeachable decision. Mungu abarike East Africa, Mungu abarike Africa na watu wake. When will Swahili allow us to use double vowels to align the written words with the phonetic sounds? That is another topic.

On the side of Uganda, I congratulate the Ministry of Education and Sports and the national football bodies for spearheading the effort and the Deputy Speaker who was on the ground in Cairo.

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