President-elect Yoweri Museveni Tibuhaburwa Kaguta has today sworn in as President of Uganda for his sixth term at Kololo Independence Grounds in Kampala.
Museveni, who was voted as the new president in the January 14 presidential election starts his new five-year term, which will see him clock forty years in power in 2026.
"I, Yoweri Tibuhaburwa Kaguta Museveni, swear in the name of the almighty God that I shall faithfully exercise the functions of the president of Uganda and shall uphold, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution and observe the laws of Uganda and that I shall promote the welfare of the people of Uganda. So help me God," said the 76-year old.
The colourful ceremony was graced by over seven African Heads-of-State, several international delegations from around the world and local guests, with the entire guest list just over 4,000 people as a result of COVID-19 controls.
After swearing-in, President Museveni was handed the instruments of power by Chief Justice Alphonse Owiny-Dollo, which included the constitution, national flag, presidential flag, coat-of-arms, national public seal, a sword among others.
He then made a guard of honour and was honoured with a 21-gun salute by the army as well as a showcase of Uganda’s airforce arsenal including helicopter gunships and fighter jets.