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Ugandans in diaspora to mark jubilee in Oslo

By Vision Reporter

Added 8th February 2012 03:11 AM

Over 10,000 Ugandans living in the diaspora will mark Uganda’s 50th year of independence in Oslo, Norway and transact business in different ventures.

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Over 10,000 Ugandans living in the diaspora will mark Uganda’s 50th year of independence in Oslo, Norway and transact business in different ventures.

By Francis Emorut

Over 10,000 Ugandans living in the diaspora will mark Uganda’s 50th year of independence in Oslo, Norway and transact business in different ventures.

The chairman of Ugandan Convention in Nordic countries, Peter Ntende brought this to light on Tuesday.

Ntende said the two-day forum, which will start on April 6, will attract over 150,000 participants including the business community in the country and those living in Europe and United States of America.

Uganda’s Vice President Edward Ssekandi will preside over the function and a key businessman, Patrick Bitature will also address the participants.

Ntende pointed out that the forum will provide an opportunity for Ugandans in the diaspora and those in the country to showcase their business entities.

He said the convention will focus on key areas of agriculture, agro-processing, tourism and information technology.

Other areas are import and export, energy, pharmaceuticals and education.

The convention chairman further explained that the Ugandan embassy in Copenhagen accredited to the Nordic countries of Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Iceland and Finland is working closely with the Ugandans in the said countries to ensure that the convention is successful.

Alex Kitonda, an official from the ministry of foreign affairs said the diaspora policy is in offing to guide the country on diaspora issues. He encouraged the diaspora community to form associations which will help the Government to link up with them.

Ugandan music artistes Sophie Nantongo, Aziz Azion and Bosimic Otim are expected to entertain the guests at the convention.

Ugandans in diaspora to mark jubilee in Oslo

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