Samia’s visit to Uganda: Security, energy, trade and health in perspective

Samia’s visit to Uganda: Security, energy, trade and health in perspective

The President of the United Republic of Tanzania, Samia Suluhu Hassan, has departed for Uganda for a 2-day state visit. President Samia 

Invited by her Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, she was received at Entebbe International Airport by Third Deputy Prime Minister Rukia Nakadama and State Minister for International Cooperation Henry Okello Oryem.

  • During their encounter, the dual have discussed various issues, including strengthening relations on trade, security, health issues and energy.

  • The two have directed their ministers to sit and lift all unnecessary business obstacles that hinder trade growth between the two nations. 

  • They will talk about exploiting the pathogenic economy through the joint establishment of pharmaceutical companies to produce vaccines and veterinary drugs to help communities that keep livestock. This is expected to create at least 3,000 direct jobs and 10,000 indirect jobs in the value chain.

  • President Samia is also scheduled to address business executives, policymakers, the private sector, and other high-level government officials at a Business Dialogue to abolish tariff and non-tariff barriers that frustrate the flow of business and employment opportunities in the two countries.  

  • President Samia and Museveni have agreed to revive the transportation of people and cargo between the two countries through Lake Victoria.

  • They also agreed to lift all tariffs charged to lorries from Dar es Salaam to Kampala to reduce the days spent on the road from six days to four days.

  • President Samia Suluhu thanked President Museveni for his generous act of funding the construction of a primary school in Chato, Geita. 

  • The two countries have signed the initial agreements of MoU of energy and security.

  • Tanzania and Uganda have agreed to start implementing the construction of a crude oil pipeline from Uganda to Tanga, Tanzania.