Gov’t Preparations in High Gear Ahead of Papal Visit

Horticulture sector stakeholders from Uganda, look Rwanda, viagra buy Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi, RD Congo, Zambia will on November 25, 2015 converge in Kigali for the annual regional horticulture summit.

The two day regional event is aimed at stimulating innovations and trade between the different regions, with an emphasis on Fruits and Vegetables.

It has been organized in cooperation with Rwanda’s National Agriculture Export Board (NAEB) and the Private Sector Federation.

According to the organizers of the event, this is the first of its kind to create a regional market place where companies can do business and promote farmer entrepreneurship.

The event will also collect new information and business solutions as well as advocate for improved trade environment and relations in the region, according to NAEB.

The summit will bring together key international, regional and domestic agri-business players and decision-makers.

Farmers, will during the event, showcase innovative horticulture products and services in a mini-expo organized by the Private Sector Federation.

Exporters also have an opportunity to engage during the two days trade summit and share ideas on how they can boost horticulture trade.

The Minister in Charge of General Duties, more about Hon. Prof. Tarsis Kabwegyere has called upon Ugandans to work alongside government in according the Holy Father, buy Pope Francis the fitting welcome to Uganda.

Hon. Kabwegyere said that the Pope’s visit is very unique since it doubles as both a state and pastoral visit.

“The economic impact of this visit is very immense given the entourage that the Pope will come with. All these people will be spending on a range of services, about it ” he said.

The Minister was Tuesday afternoon addressing a press conference on the developments and preparations ahead of the Papal visit.

He highlighted the progress that has so far been made especially in infrastructure development. He cited the upgrading of roads leading to the 2 martyrs shrines at Namugongo and Munyonyo.

Other improvements have also been made in the fields of security, sanitation, and new pavilions have been established for air masses and the martyrs’ lake has been redesigned.

“A new museum has been established at Nakyiyanja and Kiira town is in the process of beatifying and de-congesting road reserves. Power voltage has also been stepped up around Namugongo area,” said Hon. Kabwegyere.

He cautioned that vendors will not be allowed at all venues. He said a special place has been designated for them.

The minister strongly advised against acts of hooliganism and vulgarization of this holy event.

The Chairman of the Uganda Episcopal Conference & Archbishop of Gulu, Most Rev. John Baptist Odama

The Chairman of the Uganda Episcopal Conference & Archbishop of Gulu, Most Rev. John Baptist Odama

The Chairman of the Espiscopal Conference, Archbishop John Baptist Odama noted that the Pope’s Holy Mass on the 28th is special since it marks the anniversary of the martyrs’ canonization.

“The Pope will celebrate 50 years of holy state of living of our 22 martyrs. As a gesture of his special liking of the vulnerable, the Holy Father will visit the sick at Katalemwa Home,” he added.

Archbishop Odama said that the visit will also be a sign of expressing appreciation to those who support the sick.

He urged all people of good will to give the Pope deserving hospitality and love irrespective of their religious denominations.

In a bid to boost faith based tourism, Uganda Tourism Board has embarked on a campaign to exploit the Pope’s visit as a way of marketing Uganda as a tourism destination.

Pope Francis will arrive in Uganda on November 27 and on his visit, he will meet with President Museveni, religious leaders, the youths and visit the sick before leaving for Central African Republic on November 29.


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