Zambia President Sata arrives on official visit, calls for development of the African continent

Wednesday 14th December 2011

Zambia President Michael Chilufya Sata said Africa must develop since it is the only continent left with vast natural resources and minerals, adding that the rate at which its minerals are exported should be checked.

President Sata arrived in Uganda today for a two day official visit, his first international trip since he was elected President over three months ago. Sata who is accompanied by his wife Dr. Christine Kaseba were received at Entebbe State House by H.E President Yoweri Museveni and his wife Hon. Janet Museveni. 

President Sata received a 21 gun salute before inspecting a Guard of Honour mounted by officers and men of UPDF before holding a hearty conversation with his host. He thanked President Museveni for the warm welcome they received and hailed President Yoweri Museveni’s role in the liberation of Uganda. He said he was happy to be in Uganda and that he would consult on various issues with his host President Museveni.

President Sata is accompanied by the Defence Minister Geoffrey Mwamba, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Chishimba Kambwili, Deputy Minister in-Charge of Gender Emerine Kabanshi and the Minister of Home Affairs Kennedy Saleni.

President Sata is in Uganda to attend the International Conference for the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) heads of state summit, where he will hand over the bloc's rotating two-year chairmanship to President Museveni. The Kampala summit will deliberate on strategies to combat sexual gender-based violence in the region.

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