By Vision Reporter
President Museveni this Tuesday afternoon left for 2nd Heads of State and Government Infrastructure summit in the Kenyan Port of Mombasa.
The Summit will officially be opened by President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya at Whitesands Hotel in Mombasa tomorrow Wednesday.
The Summit is a follow-up of the 1st Conference held in Uganda in June, 2013 and aims at taming spiraling business costs and concerns over huge projects lagging behind schedule. It brings together Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan.
According to reports the Heads of State and Government are also scheduled to attend the commissioning of Berth No. 19 at the Port of Mombasa.
The new 240-metre long berth is expected to boost container handling operations and increase capacity at the Port. President Uhuru Kenyatta will later host his guests to a state luncheon.
On arrival, President Museveni will launch the container Freight station before a scheduled meeting with the management of the Uganda Property Holdings and Unifreight. He will later address invited guests and the business community in Kenya
He was seen off at the VIP section of the airport by Commissioner for Prisons Johnson Byabasaija, Deputy Chief of the Defense Forces Lt. Gen Charles Angina and Minister for Security Muruli Mukasa among others.
The President's departure came soon after handing over a sh384m for air tickets to the Uganda Cranes team and announced another sh559m towards chartering a plane for supporters to the match.
The President was speaking at a ceremony to flag off the Uganda Cranes at the Air base in Entebbe. The national team will travel to Botswana this Thursday for a buildup game before the world cup qualifier game against Senegal in Morocco on September 7, 2013.
The President commended Uganda Cranes for all the achievements the team has made for the country urging them to work harder and wished them good luck at the games.
"I want to congratulate you for what you have achieved for Uganda and wish you good luck where you are going,” he said.
Museveni, who earlier hosted the National team to a luncheon at State House Entebbe, noted that Government now has some money which is being spent on priority areas such as infrastructure development among others and pledged a monthly pay for the national team players.
He noted that this will be discussed to determine the amount for each player to facilitate their welfare just as he has done for the national athletics.