By Uganda Vanguard

KAMPALA – Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi has called for dialogue as a sure way of ending conflict especially in the developing countries.

“The world conflicts are as a result socio- economic and political injustices that call for protection of the vulnerable especially women children and the elderly,” he said.

Ssekandi who is leading the African delegation to the fifth Buddhist International peace summit in the port city of Osaka Japan was on Wednesday April 10th, 2019 speaking to the Japanese media after a guided tour of a new Buddhist training facility.

He said world peace can only be achieved when humans cease blaming each other for mistakes of the past and begin working together for a common better future without manipulation and exploitation of those with limited knowledge or tools to guard against such tendencies.

Ssekandi added, “Uganda has taken such a step to contribute to world peace by ensuring the safety and security of the great lakes region. Although it has been with a price tag fighting against armed militias in Somalia and other neighbouring countries and organised crime at home, Uganda is committed in ensuring that peace prevails in the region.”

He commended the Buddhist leadership for promoting peace through humility and simplicity saying arrogance, indifference and intolerance.

Ssekandi pledged government commitment in working the Buddha faith on programs especially those aimed at improving the living conditions of the people in Uganda.

He used the same occasion to invite the Japanese people to Uganda saying the country presents a litany of tourism and other opportunities that especially the youth should explore.

The Vice President is being accompanied by King Oyo and the Queen mother of Tooro, the Kamuswaga of Kooki, Uganda Ambassador to Japan Betty Aketch who have joined other royal families and government representatives from over 40 countries participating in celebrations marking the fifth Buddhist International Day being held in Hyogo prefecture of Japan.

 

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