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Today in history: Museveni flags off AGOA textile export

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Added 22nd December 2016 10:55 AM

An excited Museveni carried a box containing 12 pieces of seaweed and stone-coloured shorts on his head to a waiting 40-feet truck outside the Tri-Star Uganda Limited

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President Museveni loads on a truck a box of the first textile export to the USA, behind him is USA envoy Jimmy Kolker.Photo/File

An excited Museveni carried a box containing 12 pieces of seaweed and stone-coloured shorts on his head to a waiting 40-feet truck outside the Tri-Star Uganda Limited

On December 22, 2002, President Yoweri Museveni flagged off 164,000 pieces of men’s pair of shorts to America, the first textile export under the African Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA) initiative.

An excited Museveni carried a box containing 12 pieces of seaweed and stone-coloured shorts on his head to a waiting 40-feet truck outside the Tri-Star Uganda Limited factory in Bugolobi near Kampala, amidst cheers from the audience which included US ambassador to Uganda, Jimmy Kolker.

 

 

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