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Presidents Kagame, Kenyatta In Entebbe For Talks

President Museveni and Uhuru Kenyatta, according to a statement, also discussed the need to undertake joint road project – Kapchorwa – Suam - Kitale to facilitate trade between the two countries and the need to support Uganda’s pharmaceutical manufacturers, Quality Chemicals to supply drugs to Kenya and to allow for investments by Kenya in the company.
President Museveni recieves President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House Entebbe
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and Paul Kagame of Rwanda have arrived at State House Entebbe as part of their three day bilateral talks being held in Uganda.

 

The two Presidents were received this morning by President Museveni ahead of a news conference to be held later in the day.

 

Key on the agenda of the leaders is infrastructure development, oil pipeline development, agreeing on a joining permanent peace missions and disarmament of cattle rustlers especially between Uganda and Kenya.

 

On his maiden visit to Uganda, yesterday the two Presidents discussed various issues including the rehabilitation and upgrading of the existing railway to standard gauge, the building of a crude oil pipe line and refinery.

 

They also discussed the need for fast tracking clearance of goods at Mombasa port and the establishment of the joint permanent commission to enable regular consultation on issues of bilateral nature between the two countries.

 

President Museveni and Uhuru Kenyatta, according to a statement, also discussed the need to undertake joint road project – Kapchorwa – Suam - Kitale to facilitate trade between the two countries and the need to support Uganda’s pharmaceutical manufacturers, Quality Chemicals to supply drugs to Kenya and to allow for investments by Kenya in the company.

 

President Uhuru Kinyata said that he would work to take the relationship between the two countries to another level and is committed to supporting the railway infrastructure.

 

He compared the five years taken by the British in the colonial period compared to the ten years taken by the African leaders to build a railway.

 

He argues that the railway is for the region’s’ development and growth of the people and will reduce the cost of doing business wondering why it takes less time for a container from China to get to Mombasa than from Mombasa to Kampala.

 

President Uhuru said it is more if governments which have been an impediment to regional integration, vowing to support President Museveni and stakeholders in realizing the EAC intergration.

 

President Museveni noted that now that both Kenya and Uganda were peaceful it was time for the two governments to work for the social economic transformation of the two countries.

 

He compared the current situation to a second Mau Mau regime saying it is undermining for a foreigner to come and say don’t vote like this.

 

President Museveni added that now that they have got clusters of freedom in Africa, they should link up and create a strong force so that we give a strategic and joint answer to the new colonization in Africa and let Africans insure the future of its people.