India to invest heavily in Uganda’s health, energy sectors


Indian Premier Narendra Modi [L] on arrival at Entebbe on Tuesday. COURTESY PHOTO.

Kampala-The Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi is expected to address Parliament of Uganda on Wednesday as part of his two day State visit in the country.

He’s expected to tell Parliament the unreserved ties his county and Uganda are in and why it’s important for his country to invest in the Pearl of Africa.

Mr Modi arrived in the country Tuesday and was received by country’s foreign Affairs Minister, Hon. Sam Kutesa at Entebbe International Airport.

His visit is expected to build a long term harmonious relationship between Uganda and India where he will hold talks with President Yoweri Museveni at State House Entebbe on Tuesday.

He has also been to Uganda’s neighboring country, Rwanda where he held similar bilateral talks with President Paul Kagame.

From Uganda, Indian Premier will fly to South Africa for BRICS Summit, an event seeing countries like Brazil, Russia, India, China and hosts, South Africa participating.

Hundreds of thousands of Indian business community in Uganda are gathered at Kololo Independence ground where they will be addressed.

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Welcoming him to Uganda, Mr. Sam Kuteas who’s the Uganda’s Foreign Affairs Minister says: “The Indian Premier will discuss with President Museveni key areas in medicine, energy and machinery.”

A high profile source who preferred anonymity also told this news website that the two leaders will discuss how Uganda can offer herself to welcoming more Indian investors who see great potential in Uganda.

“We are ready to welcome more Indian investors in the country. This is the right time and the two leaders [President Museveni and Premier Modi Narendra] will address that,” he says.

Adding: “The deal was sealed long ago and we [Uganda] were only waiting for his State visit to Uganda.”


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