The First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports Mrs. Janet Museveni has welcomed investors from Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates who want to establish an Institute of Higher Learning in Uganda.
The First Lady on Wednesday met a delegation led by the Chairman of Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry Abdullah Sultan Al Owais who called on her at State House Nakasero to brief her about their plans for the proposed Institution.
The delegation got interested in investing in Uganda following President Museveni’s last State visit to the United Arab Emirates.
The three-man delegation was accompanied by H.E the Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to Uganda Abdullah Al Takawi, the Prime Minister of Busoga Kingdom Joseph Muvawala and MPs from Busoga including Hon. Moses Grace Balyeku of Jinja West, Hon. Nelson Lufafa of Butembe County and Hon. Mariam Naigaga Woman MP Namutumba District, plus the LCV Chairman Jinja District Titus Kisambira and Francis Ntangaaza a Ugandan based in the United Arab Emirates.
The Chairman Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry Abdullah Sultan Al Owais briefed the First Lady about the design of the proposed Institute of Science and Technology to be constructed in Jinja as soon as they are given a go-ahead.
Hon. Moses Balyeku informed the First Lady that the UAE delegation also met with His Royal Highness the Kyabazinga of Busoga and the Kingdom has already donated 30 acres of land at Bugembe Igenge Hill near the Kingdom Palace where this proposed Institute of Science and Technology is to be located.
He said the Local leadership and the people of Busoga are so happy and enthusiastic about the proposed Institute in their region.
Mrs. Janet Museveni thanked the Investors for choosing to come to Uganda to support the Government in providing services to the people. She assured them that the Ministry of Education and Sports, as the line Ministry, will provide the necessary support whenever the investors are ready to start on the project.