KAMPALA – Indian Prime Minister Mr Nerandra Modi has arrived in the country for his three-day state visit that ends on Thursday, July 26. Mr Modi who has been received at Entebbe by Foreign Affairs Minister, Sam Kutesa, is accompanied by a big business delegation.
He will hold bilateral talks with President Museveni on Wednesday July 25, adress Parlaiement and also officially open the convention Center in Entebbe.
He will meet his host, President Museveni, and on Wednesday, July 25, address Parliament.
Mr Modi’s visit to Uganda comes on the heels of his and Mr Museveni’s tête-à-tête on the sidelines of a Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (Chogm) meeting in London in April this year.
Mr Modi’s visit, which ie expected to crack big bilaretal business dealings between Uganda and India has been preceded by cracks of unity within the Indian community in Uganda, who are heavily organizing the visit.
Weeks to the visit, some members of the organizing Committee accused the Indian High Commissioner to Uganda Ravi Shankar of conniving with former Rubaga North legislator Mr Singh Katongole to swindle billions raised by the community towards organising the highly billed event.
The envoy is also accused of developing cliques in the 20,000 strong Indian Association of Uganda. The association has held Indians together since 1922.