By E K Benj
STATE HOUSE, ENTEBBE
Updated at 17: 50 GMT on Sunday, 11 April 21.
Uganda’s President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has expressed gratitude following the signing of an oil pipe line agreement between Kampala & Dodoma.
“Today, is a triple victory (Ushindi ya mara tatu) for Tanzania and Uganda: military, political, and economic. It has taken long before the first oil, due to divergent perceptions between us and the oil companies.” Museveni has said.
He added “Initially I did not favor the idea of the pipeline. My question was: “Why export the oil. Don’t the East Africans need it?” In this, I preferred an Oil Refinery only.”
Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu Hassan, has earlier jetted today in Uganda at her first foreign visit since assuming presidency from deceased President John Pombe Magufuli. Her visit is to bolster relations between the two countries.
An agreement for the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) Tripartite project has been signed.