• Nov 29, 2021 . 1 min Read
  • Museveni visits Chato in northwestern Tanzania

President Yoweri Museveni has departed Dar es Salaam for Chato in his ongoing working visit to Tanzania. (PPU photo)
John Tugume
Senior Producer - Digital Content @New Vision

President Yoweri Museveni has departed Dar es Salaam for Chato in his ongoing working visit to Tanzania. 

State House said on Twitter this morning Museveni is visiting Chato for “other engagements”. 

“Chato is located in the Geita Region of northwestern Tanzania, and a port on the southern end of Lake Victoria,” State House said. 

Museveni is on a working visit on the invitation of Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu. 

Earlier on Sunday, Museveni and Suluhu agreed on key strategic projects that will deepen cooperation in trade and development between the two countries. 

Notable among the key strategic projects is the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) project that will not only see oil flow downstream from the Albertine region but will also see the gas flow from the coastal region in Tanzania upstream, to the continent’s inland. 

Museveni is on a working visit on the invitation of Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu. (PPU photo)

Museveni is on a working visit on the invitation of Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu. (PPU photo)

This was on the second day of the first Tanzania-Uganda Oil and Gas Symposium that kicked off in Dar es Salaam. 

“I am happy to tell Tanzanians, Ugandans and the world that the activities on the pipeline are complete,” President Museveni said at a press conference at State House in Dar es Salaam. 

On health matters, the two Presidents agreed to work closely on developing a vaccine as a measure to further combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus and other pandemic diseases. 

On other joint projects, the presidents reaffirmed their commitment to fast-track the implementation of energy and road transportation networks, specifically, the ongoing construction of the Omugakorongo – Kigarama – Murongo (km 111), Kikagati – Mbarara – Kampala (km 392) and Masaka – Mutukula (km 89.5), Mutukula –Kyaka and Bugene – Kasulo – Kumunazi (km 157.6). 

Meanwhile, the two Presidents also addressed the first Tanzania Uganda Oil and Gas 2021 symposium at the State House in Dar es Salaam where President Museveni enumerated the importance of the business or middle class in the development of the East African economies. 

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