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Museveni launches Uganda tourism initiative in London
Publish Date: Feb 23, 2012
Museveni launches Uganda tourism initiative in London
Dr Mohan Kaul, Co-Chair, Commonwealth Business Council, President Yoweri Museveni, and Sir Alan Coll
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By Apollo Mubiru and Agencies

The Commonwealth Business Council, in conjunction with the High Commission for the Republic of Uganda, Wednesday hosted President Yoweri Museveni, for a business and investment lunch in London.

The President launched a new initiative on tourism, the ‘Presidential Enterprise on Sustainable Tourism in Uganda (PRESTO).

He invited the guests to take advantage of the country’s national parks and mountaineering opportunities.

The President addressed an audience of Ministers, Ambassadors and High Commissioners, high-level British investors and CBC members.


 

Museveni discussed the importance of foreign investment into Uganda, and capitalizing on the country’s natural resource endowment and on capturing the zeitgeist of economic growth currently taking place in Africa.

The President accompanied by the defense minister Crispus Kiyonga, the commander of land forces General Katumba Wamala among other dignitaries are in London to attend a summit on Somalia which opens Thursday.

UK Prime Minister David Cameron will open the conference with a warning that the turbulence in the failed state threatens the security both of Africa and of Western nations.

David Cameron will open the conference with a warning that the turbulence in the failed state threatens the security both of Africa and of Western nations.

President Yoweri Museveni greeting Maureen Mwagale of KANA Foundation an NGO operating in Napak district Karamoja. Apart from attending the International conference on Somalia, Museveni launched a Ugandan Tourism Initiative in the UK and also attended a Commonwealth Business Council: PPU PHOTO

 The summit, which will be attended by the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and the US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, will aim to build on the tentative political progress in Somalia.

The UN has agreed a boost to numbers of African Union soldiers in the country and Cameron will announce that funding for its military presence is to increase from £5m to £13m. The cash would be used for logistical support.

British backing for African forces tackling Islamist insurgents will be doubled today as more than 50 countries head to London to discuss ways of stabilising the country.

 

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