By Spy Uganda
President Yoweri Kaguta of Uganda and Paul Kagame of Rwanda share very lucrative investment interests with each other; but during the UK-Africa Investment Summit 2020 held Tuesday they didn’t discuss any business together as heads of states.
Our Spy reveals that save for the frisky handshake at the beginning of the summit the two Presidents of very neighbouring countries were in one place but thousands kilometers away from each other.
Later after the summit, all African presidents were hosted to a Royal Dinner at Buckingham Palace by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, along with the Earl and Countess of Wessex, during which President Museveni interacted with members of the British Royal family.
However, the Spy reveals that even during the Royal Dinner the two Presidents avoided each other like plague.
But the good news is that during the Summit, UK Prime Minister Borrison Johnson announced that Uganda’s beef is fit for exportation to the United Kingdom, something that has opened opportunities for livestock farmers in Uganda.
While commenting about the Summit, Museveni tweeted thus; “Attended the UK-Africa Investment Summit in London hosted by @BorisJohnson. I thank the Prime Minister for the invitation. Like I told him in our bilateral meeting, Uganda is ready to receive British investors, given the immense business opportunities in the Pearl of Africa..”
He added that “I am glad that in his speech, the Prime Minister indicated that our products, including Uganda’s beef, would find its way onto the dining tables of post-Brexit Britain. Our position has always been balanced trade that benefits all parties.
We have greatly upgraded our infrastructure to support investment. We have sufficient electricity, a skilled workforce, fair tariffs, good roads, etc. Opportunities exist in agriculture, services, tourism, dairy sector, ICT, among others.”