By Andrew Irumba
President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on Friday evening hosted Members of Parliament who came to Uganda recently for the 64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPC), to a sumptuous dinner at State House, Entebbe.
The dinner which was also attended by Heads of Delegations, Ugandan MPs and Ministers left many of them smiling from ear to ear, because it was all about meeting, enjoyments and chillaxing.
Shortly after the end of the dining, President Museveni wrote about it on his social media platforms thus:
“I hosted a state dinner in honour of heads of delegations attending the Commonwealth parliamentary conference, 2019 a State House Entebbe. I persuaded the delegates to stay and explore the irresistible beauty of Uganda.
Uganda is the most beautiful spot in the world and that is a fact.
It so happens that we are right on the equator. Some of you have visited the equator towards Masaka, now that’s the equator on the land but here in the lake (Victoria) the equator passes 200m from the southern end of the Entebbe runaway.
Because of that fact, we get the sun all year-round, yet it is not very hot because we have a high elevation. The room where we were seated for the dinner is 1200m above sea level, while some parts of Uganda go up to 5000m above sea level. There are only two other places with such beauty.
One is Nanyuki in Kenya and the other is a place I have never been- Ecuador. Otherwise, for most of the globe, the equator is either in the ocean or the low lying territory land. We are very lucky here. We have two rainy seasons in a year hence two harvests in a year just with the rain even before you add irrigation.
In Uganda, we enjoy natural fresh air, no need to warm it or cool. We are in the center of Africa. From here to Alexandria in Egypt is 5 and half hours and to Cape Town in South Africa is 5 and a half hours by plane. It is equidistant. That is why some rivers start from here.
All delegates therefore, are welcome to stay and enjoy the superabundant natural attractions of Uganda, the warm-hearted hospitality of our people, and the beauty of our cultures.