By Andrew Irumba
President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni arrived in Cape Town, South Africa, on Wednesday afternoon, after taking off from Entebbe International Airport aboard the Gulf Stream earlier in the morning.
Museveni, who traveled with First Lady Janet Kataha Museveni, is in South Africa to attend the World Economic Forum for Africa.
Shortly after touchdown in Cape Town, Museveni tweeted thus;
“In company of @JanetMuseveni, I have arrived in Cape Town, South Africa, for the #WEFAfrica19. This afternoon, I will be part of a plenary discussion on the subject of “Working Towards Peace.”
After being accorded the presidential salute at the airport, the President was later driven in a convoy to the venue of the World Economic Forum.
Key on the agenda at the forum will be discussion of a Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement
The Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement will abolish tariffs for trade in most goods between 55 countries, something the IMF called a potential “economic game changer”.
The opportunities for producers to boost exports to their African neighbours is enormous, but some of the poorest countries fear for their domestic economies and have been given longer to comply.