The United States of America and the United Kingdom still rank top on the list of destinations for an average Ugandan seeking for a job, education and better life.
Robert Okello who has lived in the UK for close to 10-years says the US and the UK have strategically positioned themselves in such a way that it would take long for them to become irrelevant in a highly globalized world.
Okello, Uganda's Country Coordinator of Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship (SAGE), a California State University-based organization, says the US and the UK are attractive because they offer the best opportunities especially in education and services.
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During his ten-year stint in the UK, Okello attained a Masters degree in Sustainable Development from Middlesex University.
He says that as a student in the UK, his masterly of the English language gave him an edge over students who didn't know English. He says that most people seeking to advance their studies in the foreign countries would always think of applying to the US or the UK.
Okello is convinced that with English, it becomes easier for any Ugandan to integrate into any community in the US or the UK.
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Okello also argues that for as long as the two countries continue to register the highest job growth rate, the temptation to look for jobs else where would remain minimal. In addition the strong currency particularly in Britain is an attraction to people seeking for odd jobs popularly known as the iNkuba Kyeyo'si
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Okello adds that life abroad, even for a short time and mainly in the US and the UK, is a life-changing experience mainly for the better.
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Many Ugandans continue to crave to go to the United States and the United Kingdom despite the hurdles they have to go through to attain the visas.