Esther Mbayo, minister for the presidency, told reporters that the leaders would attend the function scheduled for May 12.
“His Excellency the president has extended invitations to 42 Heads of State both from Africa and the rest of the world, and so far 21 have confirmed attendance,” said Mbayo.
The celebrations will be held at Kololo Independence ceremonial grounds in the capital, Kampala, under strict COVID-19 prevention measures, according to Mbayo.
”This term was one filled with challenges; locusts, rising water levels, and the COVID-19 pandemic. However, we managed to come together in these crucial times to serve diligently. I salute you for the hard work. pic.twitter.com/PuQbZon0iG— Yoweri K Museveni (@KagutaMuseveni) May 3, 2021,” tweeted Museveni ahead of his swearing-in.
The minister said 4,000 guests, including former presidential candidates, have been invited to attend the function to be held after Museveni won the Jan. 14 presidential elections.
Museveni came into power in 1986 after winning a five-year guerilla warfare. Since then, he has been declared a winner of several elections that have seen him now taking a six-term as the President of Uganda.