A new ground satellite station has been opened in Uganda. It's at the small town?
A new ground satellite station has been opened in Uganda. It's at the small town of Arua, near the Sudan/Zaire border, and is the first of four such stations planed for Uganda. Its opening on Monday (7 November) was celebrated by the local people.
SYNOPSIS: Uganda's flag was flying and an impressive line-up of entertainment had been laid on for the occasion.
Dancers from various tribes performed traditional steps to welcome guests at the ceremony. Among them were members of the Kakwa tribe, the tribe of Uganda's President Idi Amin.
President Amin arrived to perform the official opening with his wife Sarah. Their arrival was heralded by music from tribal musicians, playing a variety of instruments.
These are the dish antennae which will be used for the new satellite communications system.
The station has facilities for radio, television, telephone and telex transmissions -- and its opening obviously pleased President Amin, who celebrated in a dance with his son Moses.