VP SEKANDI ADVISES PAKISTANI COMMUNITY IN UGANDA ON INVESTMENT
The vice president of the republic of Uganda H.E Edward Sekandi, has urged the Pakistani community living and working in Uganda not to only invest in the central business district of Kampala and its metropolitan suburb but to take their investments in upcountry regions since there is available land, good investment climate provided by the government.
He made these remarks at the celebration of the 73rd anniversary independence of the Islamic republic of Pakistan, the day was marked on 14th August but the celebration for the Pakistani community in Uganda was held on Sunday at Acorns international school in Kisasi Kampala.
“I will also request that your investments should not only be limited to Kampala, Jinja but you also take it to other areas of the country. I understand that you also do agriculture, many parts of Uganda are agricultural areas and the Ugandans may learn a lot of things from your practice of agriculture and therefore cement your friendship with Ugandans,” he said.
He further thanked the Pakistani community in Uganda for operating their businesses within the confines of the law of the land and for creating jobs for ordinary Ugandans. He further said that government support will always be available for investors including both local and foreign investors.
The secretary general of the Pakistan Association Uganda, Imran Nadeem called upon his fellow country men and women to be united in all they do and cautioned them to desist from any unlawful activities that would compromise their friendship with Uganda. “Pakistan stands for peace and does not tolerate any form of extremism and terrorism,” he said.
Pakistan achieved independence and was declared a sovereign state following the end of the British Raj in 1947. Pakistan came into existence as a result of the Pakistan Movement, which aimed for the creation of an independent Muslim state in the north-western regions of British India via Partition of India