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China to boost Uganda's industrialization process

By Henry Sekanjako

Added 17th May 2016 06:49 AM

“China will promote Uganda’s economic development and industrialization so that Uganda’s agriculture can progress,” said Junqui in a press statement from state house.

China to boost Uganda's industrialization process

President Yoweri Museveni commended the Chinese government for the support to Africa in the fight against colonialism beginning in 1949.Photo/File

“China will promote Uganda’s economic development and industrialization so that Uganda’s agriculture can progress,” said Junqui in a press statement from state house.


The Chinese government has pledged its support to Uganda through investment in agriculture and industries, for economic development of the country.

In a special message to President Yoweri Museveni from the Chinese president Xi Jinping, the Chinese special envoy, Yan Junqui told Museveni that China has encouraged entrepreneurs from China to invest in Uganda, to promote modernization of the agriculture sector.

"China will promote Uganda's economic development and industrialization so that Uganda's agriculture can progress," said Junqui in a press statement from state house.

The Chinese envoy made the remarks on Saturday while delivering a special message from the Chinese president to President Museveni at state house Entebbe.

Junqui, who is also the vice chairperson of the standing committee of the Chinese National People's Congress, represented the Chinese government at the swearing- in ceremony of President Museveni last week at Kololo ceremonial grounds.

During the meeting, Museveni commended the Chinese government for the support to Africa in the fight against colonialism beginning in 1949.

"Uganda sided with China in the diplomatic filed when China had been denied a seat at the United Nations (UN) said Museveni.

The President also highly commended the relationship between Uganda and China noting that in the recent times, the two countries have been together in the areas of trade, investment, infrastructure development, manufacturing and tourism.

Officiating at the international Labour Day celebrations in Masindi, Museveni said the number of industries in Uganda had increased to 3,100 industries.

In the same development, President Museveni   hailed the government of Japan for its solidarity with regard to the construction of the bridge across the Nile in Jinja, the tarmac road project from Gulu to Bibia in Northern Uganda and the on-going flyover road programs in Kampala.

Speaking during a meeting with Japanese' special envoy  Kazunori Tanaka ,on Saturday at state house Entebbe, Museveni said there is need for Japanese and Ugandan trade and investments to become a two-way flow in order to strike a balance of trade to meet the common market demands of the East African region and COMESA among other markets.

He noted that; "such an arrangement would be a dynamic element that would economically be beneficial in the creation of more job opportunities particularly in Uganda and Africa as a whole. When Japanese investments are here in Uganda, it is an advantage for Uganda to boost our national GDP".

On his part, Kazunori commended Museveni for his excellent leadership which he said has strengthened cooperation and bilateral relationship between Uganda and Japan.

Kazunori, who led Japanese delegation at the swearing -in ceremony of President Museveni, noted that Japan and Uganda share the same stand regarding reforms of the United Nations Security Council.

 

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