EXCLUSIVE: Bill Clinton Visits Uganda On Friday
Former US President Bill Clinton will arrive in Uganda on Friday, Chimpreports.com has exclusively established.
This will be part of Clinton’s long trip to African countries that include South Africa, Mozambique and Rwanda.
According to a press statement issued by the Clinton Foundation, the former leader of the most powerful nation on earth will visit a CGI Building Tomorrow Academy, where he will meet with students and teachers.
The academy is located in Lyantonde District and serves the villages of Kabasegwa, Gayaaza, Kakibanda, Omukatoogo, Buyanja, Kabetemere among others.
Information Minister Mary Karooro said she should be contacted only at 2:00pm or 7:00am. When we pressed further for a comment, she said: “Please send me a message,” which she is yet to answer.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Permanent Secretary Amb. James Mugume's mobile phone was switched off.
In 1998, President Clinton made his first trip to Africa. Since then, he has continued to visit the continent and support its economy during his post-presidential work.
Clinton has also continued to build upon his longstanding commitment to Africa through the work of his Foundation by providing investment and opportunity to underserved communities.
The Clinton Foundation’s programs in Africa are enabling sustainable development for families and communities, strengthening health systems and expanding access to treatments, addressing climate change, and turning ideas into action by implementing commitments.
Across the continent, the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) has reduced prices up to 90 percent for key HIV drugs, up to 80 percent for HIV diagnostics, and helped more than 4 million people gain access to lifesaving antiretroviral medications, according to the foundation.
The Clinton Climate Initiative, in partnership with C40, has been working with Johannesburg, South Africa, to support the development of alternative waste treatment technologies, and has worked with the city government to remove 20,000 tons of organic waste from city parks.
Through the work of the Clinton Development Initiative, more than 4.5 million trees planted by more than 4,000 producers in Malawi and Rwanda will help reverse deforestation and increase local incomes.
And Clinton Global Initiative members have made 759 of their own commitments with an estimated value of over $27.8 billion, focused on working to build a better future across the continent.
On this trip, Clinton will visit Clinton Foundation and Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) program sites.
On Sunday, Clinton was in Johannesburg, South Africa where visited a CGI City Year site at Ikusasalethu Secondary School.
From there Clinton on Monday travel to Mozambique to visit CHAI’s Polana Canhico Health Facility in Maputo and delivered a speech.
He is today expected in Qunu, South Africa to attend the opening of a container library at the No-Moscow Primary School in Qunu, in celebration of Mandela Day.
Clinton will tomorrow jet in Rwanda to attend the opening of the Butaro Cancer Center of Excellence with Paul Farmer and Jeff Gordon.
The center was created through a CGI commitment by the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation and Partners in Health.
On Thursday, Clinton will visit the Mount Meru SoyCo Ltd. Construction Site.
The SoyCo site, a Clinton Development Initiative (CDI) project, will be a fully integrated edible oil processing plant.
President Clinton will tour the site and participate in a roundtable discussion with local farmers.
In the Friday afternoon, Clinton will travel to a CHAI National Medical Store and Prescription Distribution Center in Entebbe, Uganda.
There he will tour the facility, participate in a roundtable event, and deliver remarks.
Clinton and wife Hillary visited Uganda in 1998.
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Updated on 2013-05-09 09:25
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