He appointed the first female foreign minister in 1972. Elizabeth Bagaya was among the first women to hold public office not only in Africa but also the world.
He dug and built the biggest fuel reserve in Jinja. This mind you was done in one month.
We can also not fail to mention the very many government schools, colleges and institutions he established and which are in full operation as we speak.
He returned the body of the first president of Uganda, Sir Edward Muteesa II home and gave him a state funeral. He had died in London on 19th November 1969.
In 1974, he made Uganda a member of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) without first converting every Ugandan into a Muslim by force. Uganda is the only IOC member that is not an Islamic state.