India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has offered Uganda a Cancer Therapy machine. The machine will be installed at the Uganda Cancer Institute. Modi who was in Uganda for a two-day state visit told journalists after Bilateral talks with his host President Museveni, that the machine will serve cancer patients in East Africa.
During the closed-door talks, President Museveni proposed that a section of Indian groups come to Uganda and invest in health care. Modi also announced a Shs780 billion line of credit for electricity transmission and agriculture projects in Uganda
Museveni said that the loan will also be used to procure value addition equipment from India saying that the country makes good machinery for food processing, maize milling, and textile machines, shoemaking machines and others.
Museveni further added that the loan from India will enable Uganda assemble its own solar power water pumps for irrigation purposes. India-Uganda relations cover a broad range of sectors including technology, cultural, commercial, economic and commercial co-operation.
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By Paul Wetaase