President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni with H.E Felix Tshisekedi of DR Congo on Sunday addressed a joint press conference held at State House Entebbe shortly after bilateral talks between the two leaders.
Museveni said the visit of President Felix Tshisekedi is very important because it goes to the heart of Africa’s future.
“Modern prosperity comes from business. If we have factories, we sell more and expand and also provide goods and services for the population,” Museveni explained.
He said Africa imports a lot from China, Japan and India yet such goods should be made here.
“When we produce, we supply goods and services to the population, create jobs for our youth and generate taxes for governments to build roads, hospitals and provide security.”
He went on: “Without business, there can be no prosperity, no jobs, no infrastructure and no security. I am happy to see that President Tshisekedi is clear on these issues.”
Museveni said they are going to improve road infrastructure including the Mpondwe-Beni, Goli-Bunia, Bunagana-Rutshuru-Goma roads and the bridge across river Semuliki to Bunya.
These, he said, will improve trade, social issues and will guarantee security.
Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) signed memorandums of understanding on security, infrastructure, transport and tourism.
Later President Tshisekedi and his spouse Madame Denise Nyakeru Tshisekedi attended a dinner hosted in their honour by President Museveni and the Honourable First Lady, Maama Janet Kataaha Museveni.