President Museveni commends Pakistani entrepreneur

Saturday 13th October 2012

President Museveni commends Pakistani entrepreneurAmujad Ali (holding file) the chairman of Pakstan Association in Uganda emphasing a point to President Museveni at State House Nakasero on 13/10/2012. PPU photo President Yoweri Museveni has said that a patriot of Uganda is the one who builds the country.The President was this afternoon meeting members of the Pakistan Association of Uganda at State House, Nakasero, who called on him. The delegation was led by the Consul of Pakistan in Uganda Mr. Bonny Katatumba.

President Museveni told his guests that the integration of serious people to work together is good because combined talents go a long way in achieving astounding results.  He commended the Pakistani people in particular and Asians at large, who served Ugandans as traders for the contribution they rendered to Uganda. He criticized the Idi Amin regime for the expulsion of the Asian entrepreneurs in the early years of the 1970s that affected the economy of the country.

Mr. Museveni urged the Pakistani community in Uganda to co-operate with the Government in its sustained campaign to add value to local agro-products. He asked them to invest in the maize milling and production of animal feeds sector. He said that he was keen to support the animal and poultry industries in the country adding that they should devote time to concentrating on the milling sector mainly in Sironko, Kiryandongo, Bulambuli, Sembabule and Lwengo districts. He assured them that they would be facilitated to engage in mass cultivation of maize.

He advised the delegation to look at fruit processing sector in Kayunga, Luwero, Soroti and Masaka districts as well as in the production textiles, animal vaccines, human and veterinary drugs. He assured them of assistance on the issue of work permits saying that the idea of shutting out people is not an African norm.

The delegation gave assurances that they are ready to provide human, veterinary drugs and animal vaccines.

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