YOKOHAMA — Ugandan businessman and philanthropist King Caesar Augustine Mulenga has held bilateral talks with United Nations General Secretary Antonio Gutierrea at the sidelines of the seventh edition of the Tokyo International Conference for African Development (TICAD) summit, which kicked off on August 28 in Japan.
King Mulenga, the Vietnamese Consul to Uganda and the Mr. Gutierres discussed opportunities in technology and innovation, with duo agreeing that lack of sufficient investment in education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics can hold back Africa’s growth.
TICAD focuses on international dialogue in Africa, built on the twin principles of African ownership and international partnership.
“Technology and innovation are central to unleashing Africa’s vast potential for the shared vision of leaving no one behind,” Mr. Gutierrez noted.
TICAD has been held in Japan except for TICADVI which was held in Africa.
It will end on Friday 30 August 2019.
African leaders in Japan include: Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni, Rwanda’s Paul Kagame and Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta.
Other leaders include
Hage Geingob, Namibia
George Weah, Liberia
Felix Tshisekedi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Abdul Fatten Al-Sisi, Egypt and current African Union president,
Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, Somalia among others.
King Ceasor Mulenga had several meetings with various business companies interested to invest in Africa.