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{UAH} Israelis would simply be relocating immigrants to a land they almost grabbed

Israel plans to defend deportation deal with Uganda, claim country is safe for asylum seekers

Amid the controversy surrounding the Israeli plans to deport thousands of African refugees and asylum seekers, Israeli officials are insisting that the deal with Uganda is still relevant and that the state plans to argue this at the Israeli Supreme Court.
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image description Anti-deportation activists Photo Credit: Miriam Alster/Flash 90

The State of Israel plans to tell the Israeli Supreme Court later this week that the deal to expel thousands of African refugees and asylum seekers to Uganda is still intact, Hadashot news said in a report on Sunday. An Israeli government official is currently in Kampala and reportedly speaking with Uganda's government about the deal.

Senior Israeli Interior Ministry officials also told Hadashot news that the state is planning to tell the court that Uganda is a safe and secure place for the refugees and asylum seekers. According to the sources, the deal has not been scrapped, even though Kampala officials have denied the existence of an agreement.

            
Last week, Uganda's foreign minister stated that his country does not plan to accept the refugees that Israel wants to deport, a statement similar to the Rwandese government's claims. "We don't have any contract or understanding, formal or informal, with Israel regarding the migrant matter," Henry Okello Oryem stated, adding that if refugees arrive in his country, they will be deported back to the country from which they came.

On Tuesday, Rwanda denied that it had signed an agreement with Israel to accept thousands of African refugees in forced deportations. The statement came a few hours after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed that the African nation had pulled out of a deal due to pressure from the New Israel Fund.

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{UAH} GOING TO THE ROYAL WEDDING!!

People, 

I am hoping to attend the royal wedding in May between Meghan and Prince Harry. I am at a loss whether to adorn African attire (Nigerian), the full Acholi regalia with chicken feather headgear and paps Leopard skin for the loin or simply, a humble suit and a tie. I was hoping for a private invite, but I have settled for the national one instead.

The one problem I will have, is transport and accommodation. The distance between Newcastle and Reading; where the castle Windsor or marriage is situated, is a bit like going from Kitgum to Bushenyi. Reminds me of the Ayuuu AyuuuPC days, now that I mention Bushenyi. The travel cost depends on the mode of transport and not free like the Ayuuu AyuuuuPC days. I could have used the plane but due to finance, I have settled for the bus or coach like its referred to here. The journey from New Castle, may take me approx seven hours, which is ok and manageable since the coaches are real comfortable with power to recharge my phone etc. A far cry from those ricketty Express buses plying the Kampala Gulu-Lira road.  

My other problem is accommodation. I wonder whether there is any Ugandan resident around Reading or near Windsor to put up a Royal wedding guest, overnight. I could consider London as well but its pretty difficult to navigate when one is tired and in the night. On the other hand, if anybody is travelling, and needs a good but suited company, please let me know so we can hinge up.

I am looking forward to the wedding and I am hoping that no funeral comes before it to ruin it all for me. Otherwise, let me take the op to wish the couple a wonderful wedding and thank them for the invite. 

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{UAH} The Dictator's Mental Health!


Perhaps not too far off!

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{UAH} FROM THE HOLY SEA

BREAKING NEWS INTERNATIONAL
Pope Francis cancels The Bible and proposes to create a new book
abril 2, 2018 Sr. Lobo bible, pope Francis

Pope Francis has surprised the world today by announcing that The
Bible is totally outdated and needs a radical change, so The Bible is
officially canceled and it's announced a meeting between the highest
personalities of the church where it will be decided the book that
will replace it, its name and its content. Some names are already
being considered and the one that has more strength is "Biblia 2000".

"We can not keep trying to talk our public in a totally new world with
a book that has thousands years. We are losing followers and we have
to go a step further in the search for the modernization of the
church. to rewrite the word of God, even if it is only the Old
Testament, in which there are certain passages that it is better not
to repeat. "

The news has fallen like a bomb among the most conservative, who
consider this idea the definitive clue of madness of Pope Francis.

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{UAH} Trump is not in good shape

 The Acting AAG Cronan, DAG Rosenstein (boss to Cronan) and SDNY US Attorney Geoff Berman were all suggested AND approved to be in their roles, specifically by the Trump White House. And they all said go for it ..... break into Cohen's office and hotel ....to quote Trump. 
But get this... the warrant for this " breaking into" Cohen's Office and Hotel would have been approved,  and reviewed by the Office of Enforcement Operations, led by Jennifer Hodge..

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{UAH} Men who fail to equal parents' achievements 'suffer mental distress'


Failing to match educational accomplishments causes distress similar to a divorce, says study

Sally Weale Education correspondent

Mon 9 Apr 2018 19.01 EDT

Men who fail to match or exceed their parents' educational achievements suffer levels of psychological distress similar to the impact of divorce, while women are largely unaffected, according to new research.

Researchers at the University of Oxford analysed data from more than 50,000 people across the UK and 27 other mainly European countries to compare their psychological states with their educational achievements.

They found that for men, exceeding their parents' educational achievements have a positive effect resulting in reduced psychological distress, while falling short appears to have a damaging effect on men's wellbeing with an increase in psychological distress.

The research, launched on Tuesday at the British Sociological Association's annual conference at Northumbria University, contradicts earlier studies that found improving on parental academic achievements appeared to have little positive impact on psychological state.

The study found that the consequences of doing better or worse than their parents were "observed primarily among men rather than among women". The authors said: "Our results suggest that the role of social origins, net of intergenerational mobility, is much more significant for men than for women. This corroborates some earlier evidence that men's life chances are more related to their social origins than life chances of women."

The team of three researchers at Oxford's department of social policy and intervention and Nuffield College divided educational attainment into three categories: in the UK, top was degree level, A-levels middle, while bottom was GCSEs or lower. They compared this with an overall score for psychological distress.

They found that men whose educational achievements were in the bottom level, and whose parents were in the top, were more than twice as likely to be among the top 10% most psychologically distressed group of individuals than those whose educational level matched their parents'.

The psychological effect of this gap in attainment is comparable with the gap between those who were divorced and those who were not, according to the researchers, or the gap between those in an ethnic minority group with the ethnic majority.

The paper, titled Intergenerational Education Mobility and Psychological Distress in Europe, found that men with middling educational achievement whose parents were top achievers were 75% more likely to be psychologically distressed than those whose level was the same as their parents.

Men whose educational level was at the top and whose parents' were at the bottom level were 50% less likely to be psychologically distressed than men whose level was the same as their parents.

Alexi Gugushvili, a co-author of the report, said: "Getting a higher educational achievement than one's parents is associated with a reduced level of psychological distress, even after the direct effect of individuals' and their parents' education and other conventional explanations of distress are accounted for.

"On the contrary, falling short of one's parents' education tends to raise the distress level, and a big disparity is especially harmful for men's psychological health status.

"For men, parents' educational achievement and intergenerational mobility retain an important influence on their psychological health after accounting for individuals' social class and other explanations of distress, but no effect is observed for women's distress.

"The reason for this could be that men are more likely than women to attribute success and failure by pointing to their own merits, abilities and effort, rather than factors they have no control over."

Gugushvili and his fellow co-authors, Yizhang Zhao and Erzsébet Bukodi, analysed data from the 2012-14 European Social Survey, which was conducted among 52,773 people aged 25-65 across 27 European countries and Israel.

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{UAH} Uganda : Machine Gun Preacher, The Sam Childers Story


Folks,

I happened to have met this dude at his church in PA. 
Ahaaaa!

https://youtu.be/Zm_nTiJk3nQ

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*"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent
revolution inevitable"**…  *J.F Kennedy


 


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{UAH} Stormy Daniels For Congress

Only in America that shit happens

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{UAH} Jared Kushner’s $1.2 billion miracle handshake


NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 6: A view of the Kushner Companies' flagship property 666 Fifth Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, March 6, 2018 in New York City. Kushner Companies, run by the family of White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, has been trying to raise funds for their $1.2 billion dollar mortgage on the building that is due in February 2019. The Kushners bought the property for $1.8 billion in 2006. Many real estate analysts say that they Kushners vastly overpaid for the property. (CREDIT: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

The 41-story skyscraper at 666 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan was supposed to be Jared Kushner's signature investment. A 27-year-old Kushner bought the property in 2007 for a record $1.8 billion — the most ever paid for an office tower. The move was supposed to catapult the family real estate firm, previously known for mid-priced apartments in New Jersey, into the big leagues.

It has been an unmitigated disaster.

Shortly after the sale, the recession hit, depressing the commercial real estate market in Manhattan. To keep things afloat, Kushner was first forced to sell the building's lucrative retail space and nearly half of the office space to Vornado Realty Trust, a firm with much more experience in real estate.

But even that was not enough. The building is aging, and therefore is saddled with high vacancies and low rents. That means that instead of rent payments covering the mortgage, Kushner's firm and Vornado are having to pour in millions every year to stay current on the debt.

On the horizon is an even bigger problem. The full mortgage for the office space of about $1.2 billion becomes due in February 2019. Many real estate experts believe that the mortgage balance exceeds the value of the portion of the property still owned by Kushner, making refinancing a challenge.

Upon entering the White House, Jared Kushner divested the property only in the most technical sense. He "sold" the assets to his brother and a trust controlled by his mother. A lawyer described the transaction to the New York Times as a "shell game."

Now, with Kushner ensconced as a senior adviser in the White House, someone has emerged to bail him and his family out of this mess. The identity of Kushner's white knight is a mystery.

The $1.2 billion bailout

In a filing with the SEC on Friday, Vornado revealed the existence of an extraordinary "handshake" agreement that would not only refinance the $1.2 billion but allow the Kushners to buy out Vornado's portion of the debt. This means the Kushners would once again own the entire office tower and Vornado would own only the retail space.

Vornado SEC filing, April 6, 2018
Vornado SEC filing, April 6, 2018

The key question, however, is who would lend $1.2 billion to the Kushners to refinance an aging office tower with high vacancy rates? As of now, neither the Kushners nor Vornado is revealing who is facilitating the deal.

The existence of the deal, however, raise troubling questions about the whether it is based on the economic potential of the property or an effort to gain access and influence in the Trump White House.

The Kushners' international adventure

The office space in 666 Fifth Avenue is an unlikely candidate for traditional refinancing since it's probably not worth as much as the mortgage, which exceeds $1 billion. That has forced Jared Kushner and his family to get creative.

Days after the election in "a private dining room of the restaurant La Chine at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in Midtown Manhattan" Jared Kushner met with Wu Xiaohui, the chairman of Anbang Insurance Group, a mysterious Chinese company with links to the Chinese government.

A few months later, in March 2017, word of a potential deal between Anbang and the Kushner company leaked. The deal was "unusually favorable" to Kushner. It would have bought out Vornado, provided hundreds of millions in cash to Kushner, paid off most of the mortgage and embraced Kushner's vision to tear down the building and replace it with a new $4 billion tower that would convert the office space to residences. The deal eventually fell through, amid rising concerns about  a conflict of interest.

The New Yorker reported that Kushner's father and sister met with Qatar's finance minister, Ali Sharif al-Emadi, in New York last April. They pitched a $1 billion investment to renovate the struggling tower. The Qataris rejected the pitch because they did not believe they'd ever be able to recover their investment. Soon thereafter, the Trump administration supported an economic blockade of the country by Saudi Arabia.

"Here's a question for you: If they had given Kushner the money, would there have been a blockade? I don't think so," a financial analyst opined to the New Yorker. NBC News reported that "Qatari government officials visiting the U.S. in late January and early February considered turning over to Mueller what they believe is evidence of efforts by their country's Persian Gulf neighbors in coordination with Kushner to hurt their country."

Kushner also met in December 2016with the chairman of Vnesheconombank, a Russian financial institution that is seen as a slush fund for Vladimir Putin. Kushner and the bank, known as VEB, have given conflicting accounts about what was discussed.

From White House access to real estate finance

Kushner has met repeatedly at the White House with leaders of financial institutions who later loaned his family company millions. He had multiple meetings, for example, with Joshua Harris of Apollo Global Management, supposedly about infrastructure policy. Late last year, Harris' company loaned the Kushner's $184 million to refinance an office tower in Chicago.

The Kushner firm also secured $325 million from Citibank after Jared Kushner met with Citibank's CEO in the White House.

The Office of Government Ethicssaid that Kushner's activities are under investigation by the White House Counsel, although it's unclear if such an investigation is being actively pursued. Kushner has been unable to secure a permanent security clearance, which may be related to his financial entanglements.

His efforts to secure financing for his family's properties have also reportedly drawn interest from special counsel Robert Mueller

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{UAH} Winston Churchill on M7

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SV: {UAH} Scores killed in Mbale-Tororo road accident

Gwokto,
Omera,I do not know what goes on in the heads of Ugandan when it comes to traffic awareness.
I don't know how they think..., the whole bunch from the Traffic authorities, the police, the drivers, boda-boda riders and the general public along the roads. They are crazy!!!

Half of the drivers of public transport and cargo transport vehicles would not be on the roads had strict regulations been followed!

A couple of months back while we were driving to Gulu from Kampala, I counted more than 8 overturned lorries/trucks. They tell me that's on a good period!! They tell me Kampala Gulu road is nicknamed Death road.

One night, I drove the same stretch from Gulu to Kampala. It was my first time to drive in the evenings in Uganda.

Good Lord, what a nightmare!!
 No one and I mean no one driver I met switched over to half light but beamed the fullest even with extra lights!

Some drive kilometers with indicators on as if they intend to branch off but, they never do.

My hypothesis is that it is because they don't really go to traffic schools and, those who do, are not thoroughly trained

Let the heads of the traffic authorities along with traffic researchers be driven in the night and they'll know better.
"WE FORM THE CULTURE THAT FORMS US"….noc'la gaumoy.


Den måndag, 9 april 2018 17:02 skrev Peter-Rhaina Gwokto <kwotkaka@gmail.com>:


Scores killed in Mbale-Tororo road accident

wreckage of the truck at the accident scene
The wreckage of the truck at the accident scene. Courtesy photo 

In Summary

  • Police have since recovered the body parts of some of the victims while others are believed to be trapped under the truck. Some of the body parts can be seen scattered all over the accident scene.
  • The Elgon Region Police Spokesperson, Suwed Mansur confirmed the accident but declined to give further details, saying he was rushing to the scene.
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By Agencies
Police in Mbale are searching for the remains of unspecified number of people killed in a motor accident along Mbale-Tororo road on Sunday night.
According to the information obtained by this reporter, the accident occurred at a sharp corner just after Lulwanda children's home when a Fuso truck registration number UAL 092X lost control and hit the guard rails before plunging into a valley.
The truck was loaded with charcoal. According to residents, several people aboard the Fuso truck were killed.
Police have since recovered the body parts of some of the victims while others are believed to be trapped under the truck. Some of the body parts can be seen scattered all over the accident scene.
The Elgon Region Police Spokesperson, Suwed Mansur confirmed the accident but declined to give further details, saying he was rushing to the scene.

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{UAH} Not in Kagutastan.

In Uganda the Askholes did away with Milton Obote International Airport. Zimbabwe is holding on to Mugabe's invincible and omnipotent name. Being a believer in witchcraft,Yuri Musevninsky wouldnt allow Obote's name to constantly haunt him. 

Robert Mugabe International Airport has been retained - and Mnangagwa has to deal with it while taking off and landing.


Zimbabwe's main airport named after Mugabe

Zimbabwe's main airport named after Mugabe

Zimbabwe's main international airport in the capital was renamed for longtime leader Robert Mugabe on Thursday, with the transport minister saying it would "ensure his legacy lives forever."

Harare international airport will now be called Robert Gabriel Mugabe international airport.

Image result for robert mugabe airport

"This renaming is a way his legacy lives forever. He has to be remembered by everyone who comes to Zimbabwe today and forever," Transport Minister Joram Gumbo told dpa.

Last month the cash-strapped government announced that it had set aside 1 billion dollars to build a Mugabe university, and that his birthday – on which lavish parties are always thrown – would be a public holiday.

Many major roads are already named after Mugabe, who has ruled Zimbabwe for more than three decades.

Zimbabweans took to social media to poke fun at the 93-year-old's naming penchant.

"His excellency president Robert Gabriel Mugabe … arrived at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe international airport, awaiting a flight on Robert Gabriel Mugabe airways after a tiresome afternoon of capping graduates at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe university that is situated along Robert Gabriel Mugabe way," one message being circulated on Facebook said.

While there are many airports around the world named after leaders, such as JFK in New York and OR Tambo in Johannesburg, Mugabe has been accused by critics of corruption, rights abuses and driving the economy into the ground.

And there is now opposition in his party's ranks, with Mugabe on Monday sacking his powerful deputy, accusing him of wanting to replace him.

"It might be a temporary name given the turmoil in his camp," analyst Rejoice Ngwenya said of the airport name.
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{UAH} UGANDA'S BURDEN UNDER THE CORRUPT AN BRUTAL TYRANNY OF RWANDAN DISEASE KAYIBANDA MUSEVENI

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{UAH} Kabaka ' s Birthday Run2

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{UAH} Kabaka ' s Birthday Run

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{UAH} Fwd: A surprising history of the Upper West Side; Jewish-Arab coexistence in the maternity ward; bringing the flavors of Morocco to Venezuela; more



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{UAH} Freed colonel’s son narrates ordeal

Freed colonel's son narrates ordeal

Freed colonel son narrates ordeal

Free. Mr Denis Alyenyo. COURTESY PHOTO  

By PHILIP WAFULA & ANDREW BAGALA

The son of a senior officer in Uganda People's Defence Forces (UPDF) has been released by his suspected kidnappers 10 days later.

Mr Denis Alyenyo, an IT expert in the Ministry of Defence and a son of Col Dr Francis Ongia, the Chairperson Operation Wealth Creation (OWC) in Amolator District, was kidnapped on March 29, by unknown people from his home in Magamaga, Mayuge District, on the Jinja-Iganga Highway.
The suspected kidnappers demanded a ransom of Shs15m.

Deputy police spokesman Patrick Onyango said Mr Alyenyo appeared at Kira Police Division on Sunday at 6am and told police officers that he had been dumped on the Northern Bypass.
"He is fine. He has recorded his statement and detectives are analysing it," Mr Onyango said yesterday.

Mr Alyenyo reportedly told detectives that the kidnappers apprehended and blindfolded him before he was dragged in a motor vehicle whose number plate he did not memorise.
"He said he was taken to a house and he was forced to pass on the telephone contacts of his parents. They demanded a ransom of Shs15m. But as negotiations were ongoing, they demanded that the victim's father sends Shs3.8m for upkeep, which was delivered," Mr Onyango said.

The victim told police that during his captivity, he was fed on beans and cassava.
However, the victim's father has not been forthcoming on paying the ransom. Instead, he passed on the information to the security agencies that have been tracking the suspects in vain.

Col Ongia said: "I last communicated to my son's kidnappers last Thursday. They rang saying their phone was going to be off for the next three days and that they were aware I was tracking them."
Yesterday morning, Mr Alyenyo said his kidnappers blindfolded him and forced him in a car.

The last prayer
"After driving for some time, they stopped and removed me as I was blindfolded. They ordered me to walk for a few minutes. They then told me to kneel and pray my last prayer before they kill me," Mr Alyenyo told the police.
He told police that when he was done with the prayer, he could not hear any action against him.

Mr Onyango said he told the police that when he removed the cloth that had been used to blindfold him and did not see anyone.
"He said it was at that time that he took off and reported to police," he said.
However, Col Dr Ongia dismissed reports of giving money to kidnappers as "baseless and insensitive to me and my family".

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{UAH} Scores killed in Mbale-Tororo road accident

Scores killed in Mbale-Tororo road accident

wreckage of the truck at the accident scene

The wreckage of the truck at the accident scene. Courtesy photo 

By Agencies

Police in Mbale are searching for the remains of unspecified number of people killed in a motor accident along Mbale-Tororo road on Sunday night.

According to the information obtained by this reporter, the accident occurred at a sharp corner just after Lulwanda children's home when a Fuso truck registration number UAL 092X lost control and hit the guard rails before plunging into a valley.

The truck was loaded with charcoal. According to residents, several people aboard the Fuso truck were killed.

Police have since recovered the body parts of some of the victims while others are believed to be trapped under the truck. Some of the body parts can be seen scattered all over the accident scene.

The Elgon Region Police Spokesperson, Suwed Mansur confirmed the accident but declined to give further details, saying he was rushing to the scene.

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{UAH} Chad cracks down hard on the media

The government of Chad has blocked social media and messaging platforms including WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and Viber. The blackout comes after a national conference recommended constitutional changes that could extend President Idriss Deby's rule until 2033. Why are some African leaders clinging to power?

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{UAH} Plot of land in Kampala

Folks

For years I have been wondering why the title of my plot was taking so long to process.
I was finally told that it was presented to a certain bank and a huge some of money was loaned out.
Now the person who investigated this case has been threatened with  " elimination" since it involves, I hear " big names"!
Amazing Uganda!

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{UAH} Uganda's 'life presidency' law faces legal challenge

Uganda's 'life presidency' law faces legal challenge

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) - A court in Uganda is hearing a case that seeks to overturn a law that removed an age limit to the long-time president's rule.

Opposition politicians and the local bar association are challenging the law, passed in December, that allows President Yoweri Museveni to potentially hold power for nearly five decades.

The law removed a measure in the constitution that prevented anyone older than 75 from being president.

Museveni, a U.S. ally who took power by force in 1986, is 73 and would have been ineligible to run again when his term expires in 2021.

Museveni is the latest of a number of African leaders who have tried to prolong their time in power by changing the constitution or other means.

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{UAH} Tanzania – Uganda oil players share opportunities

Tanzania – Uganda oil players share opportunities

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | With the first oil expected towards the end of 2020 in Uganda, players are already exploring more ways of reaping from the sector.

The latest avenue was a two-day local content workshop organized by the Association of Uganda Oil and Gas Service Providers (AUGOS) in collaboration with the Association of Tanzania Oil and Gas Service Providers (ATOGS) held in Kampala from March 28-29.

Held under the theme 'unlocking local content opportunities in the oil and gas sector', the dialogue attracted over 300 participants and organizers.

"I have all the confidence that we are now moving to the promised land if we continue with this dialogue," said Charles Kwesiga, the AUGOS chairman who also doubles as the Executive Director at Uganda Industrial Research Institute.

Kwesiga said the two associations are searching partners to embrace appropriate technologies, financing and skills with the ultimate goal of creating wealth, jobs and supporting industrialization.

Sefue Ombeni, the chairman of ATOGS said the dialogue was one way of bringing players from the two countries as partners in order to share opportunities.

He said they are working closely with Ugandan counterparts in forming partnerships for capital mobilsation and skills acquisition.

Meanwhile, Ernest Rubondo, the executive director of the Petroleum Authority of Uganda said the associations should eye opportunities related to human resource where, in the medium to long term 20% of the workers required would be experts or professionals and up to 70% – technicians.

He also revealed that the national supplier Database that had 1,285 companies by end of last year, was already connecting companies to partners in search for sector opportunities across the globe.

Over US$15bn is expected to be sunk in the oil and gas sector in the next three years with key funding projects being the refinery, the pipeline among others.

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