President Yoweri Museveni on Sunday met Indian filmmakers who are in the country to promote tourism and invest in the film industry at State Lodge in Nakasero.
Museveni urged Bollywood actors to bring more tourists from India to Uganda where they can enjoy Uganda’s beautiful culture, nature and beautiful weather.
“The linkages between Uganda and India have the potential to boost trade and investment. The huge population of Africa, China and India is a huge potential for the future economic development of the world,” he said.
Bharat Dabholkar, a movie director, actor, writer and advertising expert who is leading the group, informed the President that they want to promote Uganda as the tourist destination for Indians.
“We to promote Uganda as the tourist destination for Indians as well as promoting it for filming Bollywood movies where Ugandans will participate,” he said.
Bharat said they have plans to bring big film tourists to Uganda saying that film tourism will be a big deal.
Steel milling plant
Museveni also met with Mr. Narendra Raval, Chairman of Devki Group of Companies and discussed with him and his delegation prospects of building a steel milling plant at Muko in Kabale District in South Western Uganda.
Devki Group of Companies also owns Simba Cement Factory in Tororo in Eastern Uganda.
Mr. Narendra and his delegation assured the President that the factory will lead to the reduction of market prices of steel products.
“Since we opened up Simba Cement Factory in Tororo in Eastern Uganda in 2018, the price of cement reduced tremendously. I am confident that the prices of steel products will equally come down cutting the costs on construction in the country on completion of the factory,” said Mr Devki.
The US$200 million steel milling plant will offer employment opportunities to about 1,600 in the country, he added.