First lady Janet Kataaha Museveni has revealed that she doesn’t like travelling outside Uganda, saying her country is the most beautiful in the world.
In her sermon to her social media followers on the topic of covetousness and contentment, Ms Museveni said she did not covet travelling outside the pearl of Africa.
She was unhappy with some Ugandans and Africans who always seek to travel or even work abroad.
Here is what the first lady said about travel abroad:
The example that comes to mind is a conversation I had recently with somebody who asked me if I liked traveling and what my favourite destinations are.
My response was very clear that I didn’t particularly enjoy traveling outside Uganda and only did so when it was absolutely necessary and in relation to my work.
I added that my favorite place on earth is Uganda, and no matter how far I have traveled in the world, there is no place that compares to our homeland, Uganda.
Whenever I visit other countries, it reinforces my belief that God gave us the most beautiful place on earth to call our home. Our climate is ideal, akin to paradise and we do not experience the extremes of heat or cold that other countries experience.
Our food is fresh, easily available throughout the year and almost anything can grow in our fertile soils. Our people are some of the friendliest and most welcoming people in the world and foreigners who visit Uganda can attest to this.
Uganda is a gift from God, and to whom much is given much is expected (Luke 12:48).
Sadly, I know that my position is not shared by all Ugandans or Africans. I know that Africans are often the ones seeking all means possible to leave their homelands in order to go to other countries where they are often mistreated and face countless challenges and racism.
It always breaks my heart when I see the African migrants who are lured with promises of “greener pastures” risking their lives on the high seas only to be put in refugee camps when they arrive at their destinations or meet an even worse fate on the open seas!