Museveni to Open Agricultural Show in Jinja

President Yoweri Museveni

President Yoweri Museveni is Thursday afternoon expected in Jinja to officially open the 24th edition of the national agricultural and trade show at the source of the Nile -Jinja Show Grounds.

Security has been heighted in Jinja ahead of the president’s visit and according to Jinja DPC Felix Mujizi; police is carrying out its routine duty of ensuring law and order.

The show ground manager Peter Kisambira says the president is expected at the show by 2:00pm.

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“He will be touring the exhibitors before addressing the gathering at the show hall. We believe his tour of the show will go a long way in wooing many people to join the show in the remaining days, look ” Kisambira said.

He also expressed concern that whereas this year registered an explosion of exhibitors, the number of revelers remained meager.

After the show, the president is also expected to pay homage to Ruth Tuma, the former Woman Member of Parliament for Jinja district who yesterday succumbed to cancer.

The 7-day show which has attracted over 600 exhibitors -both local and foreign, begun on Monday.

The Kyabazinga of Busoga William Wilberforce Kadhumbula Nadiope Gabula IV is expected to officially preside over the official closure on Saturday.


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