Museveni, Uhuru, Kagame Talk Oil

Story by RedPepper

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta and Rwandan President Paul Kagame last night held private talks in the capital Kigali over what sources say, was oil in Uganda.

Museveni arrived in Kigali Sunday evening to a guard of honour at Kigali International Airport – to represent Ugandans at the 20th genocide commemoration in solidarity with Rwandans.

President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya who is also the current Chairman of the East African Community also arrived in Kigali last evening for the same ceremony.

Museveni later held talks with his East African counterparts, Paul Kagame and Uhuru  who paid a courtesy call on him at his suite at Kigali Serena Hotel. Notable absentees were the other Easte African President Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania and Brundian President Pierre Nkurunziza.

“The talks centered on oil and infrastructure,” a source at the meeting told us last night.

Uganda is in the final stages of building a refinery in the oil rich Hoima and Buliisa Districts but is toying with the idea of kick starting a crude oil pipeline so production can begin by the year 2018.

“Last night I held extensive Bilateral talks with Presidents Yoweri Kaguta Museveni of Uganda and Paul Kagame of Rwanda in Kigali ahead of the 20th Commemoration of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. We discussed about the oil refinery at Hoima in Western, Uganda and agreed on a joint construction of a crude oil pipeline from Hoima in Uganda to Lamu in Kenya which is expected to link up with the Lamu Port Southern Sudan-Ethiopia Transport (LAPSSET) corridor project,” President Uhuru later confirmed on his Facebook page.

Author: Samuel Kamau Mbote

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