KAMPALA – Visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised to make sure that India’s health care becomes affordable and accessible to Ugandans.
Mr Modi made the remarks on Wednesday morning while addressing Parliament in a special sitting as part of his program during the two-day state visit to Uganda on his Africa tour.
President Museveni commended Mr Modi’s proposal:
“You know how many Ugandans go to India for healthcare so if the Indians can invest here to deal with some of those issues than take people to India that will be very big support.”
In his December 31, 2017 audit report to Parliament, John Muwanga highlighted that government spent USD2,837,909M on the treatment of 140 patients abroad with which cost excludes expenditure on flight, upkeep and attendant’s costs with cancer, neurology, heart conditions, kidney disease, orthopedics, ophthalmology and gastropod-emtrology topping the list of diseases .
Addressing the Parliament of Uganda. Watch my speech. https://t.co/EON36W70Rj
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 25, 2018
Mr Modi also revealed that India had two credits; USD141M and USD64M intended to steer Uganda’s agriculture, healthcare and education and went on to reaffirm his nation’s plans to intensify a deep cooperation with Africa.
He explained: “The future belongs to the youth and the century is yours to shape. We fought against colonialism together, we shall fight for prosperity together. We must work together to ensure Africa keeps Independent and never again to fall into colonialism.”
Mr Museveni agreed with Mr Modi telling off the colonialists that the long nights of marginalization of Africa are long gone adding that Africa has now identified the bottle necks.
Mr Museveni argued: “Unlike India, Africa did not have the good fortune of sufficient political integration before or during colonialism. Before colonialism, we were ruled by myopic kings.”