The Rt. Hon. Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, has called upon investors from Cyprus to invest in the tourism, education, trade and agriculture sectors in Uganda.
Kadaga made this call through the President of Cyprus, Mustapha Akinci, who she met at State House in Nicosia, Cyprus on 18th July 2017.
During the courtesy visit, the Speaker proposed to the President to interest Cyprian investors to come to Uganda and invest in agro processing.
President Mustafa Akinci, who is a long-standing advocate of the reunification of Cyprus, told Kadaga that the international community does not recognise Cyprus as an independent state.
Mustafa said despite the fact that Cyprus has its own government with the Executive, Judiciary and Legislature fully functional, the United Nations, European Union, Commonwealth and Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) have continued to isolate it.
From State House, Kadaga proceeded to the Parliament of the Republic of Cyprus where she met her counterpart, Hon. Sibel Siber, who expressed her challenges with collaborating with other parliaments.
Kadaga pledged to advocate for the recognition of Cyprus in other parliaments especially the IPU where she is the President of the Africa Geo-Political Group.
Kadaga also met the Cyprus Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Tahsin Ertugruloglu, who stressed the importance of unification with equality. He also said Cyprus was a hub for higher education with many Ugandans choosing it as their study destination.
Kadaga is in Cyprus on an official visit at the invitation of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus as one of the high level guests during the 43rd anniversary celebrations of the Peace and Freedom Day scheduled for Thursday, 20th July 2017.
The Speaker is accompanied by Hon. Watongola Rehema (Kamuli Municipality), Hon. Fred Angella (Moroto Municipality) and Hon. Kakooza Joseph (Buwekula County).