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Ugandan President Hails China During Visit to Britain

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has hailed China’s financing of infrastructure development in Africa, saying it will fast track the continent’s development.

 

Part of the statement goes on to say;

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“We are negotiating the railways project. This, coupled with electricity, will bring the cost of doing business down. We had huge deposits of phosphate for a long time and tried to hog it around for the West but they were not interested until the Chinese came,” remarks Museveni.

His statements come amid the adoption of China’s industrial park model in Uganda aimed to fast track development.

Experts meeting in Uganda in August at a China-Uganda business summit advised the country to focus on the new wave of industrialization that is seeing factories move from China to Africa.

Uganda just like Ethiopia and some other African countries are looking at the Chinese industrialization model to pull millions of its people out of poverty.

Museveni, who was meeting the British business community, also urged them to invest in Africa, noting that the continent’s economies are growing fast.

“We have started our economic integration of Africa with the East African Community of 170 million people, Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa 500 million people and the Africa Continental Free Trade Area. If you invest in any of these, you can sell to the rest,”

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