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Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Ireland set sights on Uganda’s agriculture, tourism sectors

The Government of Ireland has made an announcement through which it seeks to promote different vital sectors of Uganda’s economy. Sectors to be supported include agro processing, tourism, aviation and ICT. This was announced by Ireland’s Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Joe McHugh, at the Uganda Investment Authority offices in Kampala on Monday. McHugh was on the last day of his three-day inaugural visit to the African continent. During the visit, Ireland’s new 5-year strategic plan for Uganda was launched and it also includes engagement in the area of trade and investment promotion. “This shows how the relationship between Ireland and Uganda has matured, and moved beyond purely development assistance and towards a more multi-faceted relationship incorporating strengthened trade, investment, tourism and people-to-people links,” McHugh said. “Our relationship will continue to grow but it has to be based on the principle of grassroots development where you know what is best for your country.”

Source: newvision.co.ug