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Uganda: Gen Saleh, Museveni Advisor, African American Development Partners Discuss Investment in Karamoja


The Operation Wealth Creation Chief Coordinator, Gen Salim Saleh has held a fruitful meeting with African American development partners, Senior Presidential Advisor on Diaspora Affairs, Ambassador Abbey Walusimbi, and local business leaders, at Napak State Lodge in Karamoja.

During the meeting, Gen Saleh said President Museveni has a special consideration for Karamoja and to this he assigned him the responsibility of promoting trade and investment in the area.

“The Karamoja region has been overlooked for too long, and we are determined to change that. We are committed to working with our African American development partners to create new opportunities and transform the lives of local communities,” Gen Saleh said.

Ambassador Walusimbi highlighted the vast opportunities available in Karamoja, encouraging the African American development partners to invest in the area.

“Karamoja region is ripe for investment, and we welcome the opportunity to work with African American development partners to unlock its potential,” he stated.

Walusimbi mentioned that President Museveni is focused on turning Uganda into an investment hub, adding that the president ensured continued peace and stability, in a bid to boost trade and investment.

The Executive Director of Uganda Communication Commission, Irene Kaggwa Sewankambo, noted that boosting the film sector is possible in the Karamoja, revealing plans of building the biggest film production facilities in Africa.

“The film industry has the potential to create jobs and drive economic growth in the region, and we are committed to supporting its development,” she said.