National
Egyptian, Somalia presidents to attend jubilee fete
Publish Date: Oct 03, 2012
Egyptian, Somalia presidents to attend jubilee fete
  • mail
  • img
.

By Moses Mulondo

The newly elected presidents of Egypt (Mohamed Morsi) and Somalia (Hassan Mohamud) are among the 15 heads of state who have confirmed attendance of Uganda's golden jubilee. 

The information and guidance minister Karooro Okurut informed journalists on Tuesday in Kampala that six other state leaders have confirmed they would send delegations to represent their countries.

Karooro, who is also the Bushenyi woman MP and the NRM spokesperson, revealed that over 10 international organizations including the United Nations, World Bank, the Commonwealth, European Union, African Development Bank, Aga Khan Development Network and East African Community- among others will grace the occasion.

The 15 countries whose heads of state will come to Uganda include Rwanda, Tanzania, Burundi, Kenya, Somalia, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, Egypt, Somalia, Congo Brazzaville, Central African Republic, Malawi, Gambia, and Benin.

Countries whose leaders will send delegations include China, United Kingdom (UK), South Africa, USA, Nigeria, and Sudan.

Leading the United Kingdom delegation, the Duke of Kent, Prince Edward born on October 9, will celebrate his 77th birthday in Uganda.

The press is today scheduled to have a guided tour of the reconstructed Kololo Independence grounds, venue for the main celebrations.

The first VIP to arrive is expected in the country on Friday (October 5) and a state banquet for all the special dignitaries will be held on Monday (October 8) at Entebbe State house.  

Some of the heads of state will join President Yoweri Museveni on October 8th at commissioning of  Bujagali power dam near Jinja.

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Police arrests five over Kampala bank robbery
Police in Kampala have arrested five people in connection with the robbery of a bank, one month after a countrywide hunt by the Police Flying Squad....
Gov’t needs sh2.2trillion for HIV/Aids control by 2016
Government needs about sh2.2trillion for HIV/Aids response by the year 2016, money that is required to procure antiretroviral (ARV) drugs, HIV test kits and other related supplies....
Health commission to replace dead, retired health workers
The Health Service Commission says it is set to replace over 800 health workers who have reached the retirement age of 60 and those who have died....
‘With honest people, Uganda can be richest nation’
Retired Archbishop of the CoU, Henry Luke Orombi says Uganda can be the wealthiest nation on the planet if citizens are honest....
Museveni respects my advice, says AG
The Attorney General, Peter Nyombi, has said President Yoweri Museveni is “satisfied” with his “controversial” legal opinions...
MPs condemn KCCA staff
MPs condemn the “brutality” meted on suspects by Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) law enforcers....
Do you agree with the ban on the export of maids?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter