President Museveni Receives Special Message from Chinese Leader Xi Jinping

Friday, 27th October 2017
President Yoweri Museveni has received a special message from Chinese President Xi Jinping who is also General Secretary of the Chinese People’s Congress.
The message was conveyed to President Museveni by the Chinese Ambassador to Uganda Mr. Zheng Zhuqiang, who called on him today at State House, Entebbe. The message centred on “Socialism’s New Era” in China that sets out on the transformation trend and new policies and concepts aimed at further propelling and improving the Chinese economic development.
President Museveni congratulated the Chinese Government on its recently launched strategy of socio-economic and political reforms.  of the commended the efforts of the Chinese business community in Uganda for boosting the development of industrial parks in the country.
“China and Uganda and Africa at large have had strong friendship. Together, we shall be prosperous. The people of Africa should struggle for economic development,” Mr. Museveni remarked.
President Museveni commended the Chinese business community in Uganda for their efforts in boosting the development of industrial parks in Uganda.
“Internal revenue returns from industrial parks’ setup for electricity, water, raw materials, telephone communications without forgetting the provision of job opportunities, benefit local people most. The more the investments, the more the revenue collections which benefits the country. Putting restrictions on an investment is a fundamental misunderstanding in economics,” he said.
Ambassador Zheng Zhugiang told President Museveni that Uganda and China have had good cooperation and relationship that is growing stronger every day.
“Uganda is a peaceful country. Investing here is economically viable because the country has protected interests for investment,” said the Chinese envoy.
He said that China would work to promote infrastructure development in the gazetted areas of industrial parks of Namanve, Kapeeka, Bukakata in Masaka and in Mbale.