Monday, 22 September 2008

uganda president leicester-UK vist

ayoub mzee in Health and safety Gear before going in the factory


The Uganda President helping the first Lady to put on her mask for health and safety

The President of Uganda Yoweri museveni visits Uganda Departed Asians Bussinesses in Leicester UK

The President tries one himself

President Yoweri Museveni has re-assured foreign investors willing to do business in Uganda that no one will ever again expel them from the country like dictator Idi Amin did in 1972 because they are securely protected by the constitution.

The President, who is currently visiting the City of Leicester in the United Kingdom, was yesterday meeting directors of LPC GROUP PLC, led by their Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Shaarif Tejani at their factory premises in Waterside Road Leicester.Other directors of the company included Mr. Amin Tejani and Salim Tejani whose family was expelled by the Idi Amin regime in September 1972 and later settled in Leicester, UK.President Museveni assured them that no leader would ever again boot them out of the country because they are well protected by the law.He further assured them of government incentives like tax holiday for 10 years, infrastructure and the energy which will be adequate in 20 months’ time.President Museveni assured them of the availability of raw materials explaining that government is encouraging homesteads in Uganda, through the Prosperity for All (PFA) programme, to engage in commercial farming in all areas of their interest

President Museveni, who thanked them for being resilient despite being dislodged by the Idi Amin regime and yet eventually succeeded in the UK, added that farmers in Uganda are prepared to support them as they are yearning for a ready market for their products. He, therefore, proposed to them to set up a coffee processing factory in Mbale, a fruit processing plant in Soroti and the rest in areas of their choice.

On pulp production, the President told them that trees will be planted on hill tops and would help in environment protection as well as providing employment to Ugandans.

The President also assured them of available rail transport to the sea including air transport with international runways in Entebbe, Gulu and Kasese.

Earlier, President Museveni toured LCP GROUP factories namely Rothley main automatic factory and Kamns Paper Pulp, among others.Present were State Minister for Investment, Professor Semakula Kiwanuka, that of State for International Affairs, Mr. Okello Oryem, the Executive Director of Uganda Investment Authority (UIA), Dr. Margie Kigozi and legislators Mike Mabikke and Akol Rose Okullu

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