China – Uganda relationship deepens after the 70 vehicle donation

The Chinese Ambassador to Uganda His Excellency Zheng Zhuqiang, on Wednesday handed over a fleet of (70) Seventy SUV Motor vehicles donated by Government of the People’s Republic of China to the Government of the Republic of Uganda.

Speaking at the handover ceremony that took place at the Ministry of Works and Transport, Sam Kahamba Kutesa the Minister of Foreign Affairs who officially received the fleet of vehicles said the fleet was to improve Uganda’s efficiency in service delivery.

He also emphasized that Uganda values the historic, progressive, excellent bilateral relations with the People’s Republic of China and remains committed to deepening them further  in the political, security, economic, social, cultural and scientific fields.

The donated vehicles are expected to provide smooth transportation of Guests who will attend the Global G77 + China summit. Also the accreditation equipment was donated to Uganda to facilitate such cause.

The G77 + China Summit which was scheduled to take place in April 2020 in Kampala was rescheduled to a later date due to the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic. He gave the reassurance that Uganda will host this Summit in the not too distant future.

In his remarks Chinese ambassador Zheng reaffirmed that the Government of the People’s Republic of China is committed to its continuous support to Uganda’s development agenda. He also indicated that China values its Comprehensive Cooperative Partnership with Uganda.

Gen. Katumba Wamala the Minister for Works and Transport also thanked the Government of China for the fleet of vehicles donated. He also pledged to ensure efficient maintenance and management of these vehicles that are a significant addition to the Government fleet.

China has in the previous years facilitated the completion of several major Uganda projects like the construction of the Kampala-Entebbe Expressway highway and the ongoing expansion of the Entebbe International Airport.

The handover ceremony was also attended by: by Joy Kabatsi; Minister for State for Works, Amb. Patrick Mugoya; the Permanent Secretary, Mr. Bageya Waiswa; the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Works and Transport, among other officials.

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