ENTEBBE —President Yoweri Museveni has met with the European Union delegation in Uganda led by the EU Ambassador to Uganda H.E. Attilio Pacific at State House Entebbe.
Mr. Museveni reportedly told the delegation that his government is committed to ensuring free and fair elections ahead of 2021 elections.
He said that relevant government organs are handling the necessary reforms needed ahead of the elections.
On trade, Mr Museveni thanked European Union countries for emphasising trade rather than aid when dealing with Uganda.
“This has seen our earnings from trade with the European Union triple the EU aid to Uganda in the past few years,” he said adding that Trade is complimentary because each participating party benefits.
Museveni appealed to the EU envoys to attract more European companies to invest in Uganda and take advantage of the ready market here.
About environment degradation, an issue the envoys raised, Museveni said the government shares their concerns.
Museveni said a large population in agriculture means continuous attacks on wetlands, forests, water bodies etc. But steps are being taken to remove people from environmentally sensitive areas.