General Idi Amin, President of Uganda on Tuesday (August 7) denied that he had treated the expelled Ugandan Asians callously.
General Idi Amin, President of Uganda on Tuesday (August 7) denied that he had treated the expelled Ugandan Asians callously. He said he was willing to pay the Asians compensation for the property lost-but the British Prime Minister Mr. Edward Heath would have to come to Uganda for the compensation talks.
President Amin was being interviewed by British Broadcasting Corporation reporter Tom Mangold two days before the first anniversary of the General's announcement he was going to expel 40,000 Ugandan Asians. During the interview President Amin said he had invited Queen Elizabeth and Edward Heath to Uganda.
He dismissed British allegations that he was a racialist. The Ugandan leader said he opposed racialism practiced by the Britons in Rhodesia.
The Ugandan leader added that relations with Britain could not improve if Mr. Heath continued to campaign for Uganda's expulsion from the Commonwealth and tried to get other countries such as the United States to stop aid to Uganda.