India’s Vice-President, Mohammed Hamid Ansari recently announced that his country will be offering Uganda $3 million (10 Billion Uganda shillings) to boost its health sector and also he agreed to share India’s experience and expertise in the IT sector.
According to a statement at the end of Ansari’s 3-day visit, India offered Uganda medicine worth $2 million and medical equipment worth $1million.
The president of Uganda expressed his desire to replicate some of India’s schemes for digital inclusion while implementing the Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) project and thanked India for deputing an ICT Expert in the Office of the Minister for ICT.
At their bilateral meeting at State House Entebbe, President Yoweri Museveni told his guest that Uganda, like any other African country, still faces a challenge of bottlenecks in the education, health and infrastructure among others adding that there is need to address those challenges for sustainable economic growth based on interests rather than the factor of identity.
The president was then quoted saying “In economic development, identity or citizenship should not be a big issue but interrelationship should be a priority. African countries have a lot of problems like underdevelopment because of lack of powerful economic groups with one interest.”
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