Ministers in the new Ugandan government have met Kenyan leaders to discuss rebuilding Uganda's economy after eight years of rule by the fugitive dictator Idi Amin.
Ministers in the new Ugandan government have met Kenyan leaders to discuss rebuilding Uganda's economy after eight years of rule by the fugitive dictator Idi Amin. Thousands of Ugandan exiles who fled Amin's rule gave an emotional welcome to the ministers in Nairobi, before the ministers went in for the talks at State House.
SYNOPSIS: The Kenyan President Daniel Arap Moi met the three Ugandan ministers after their arrival. The visitors included the Ugandan Minister of Information and National Guidance Mr. Ateker Ejalu, the Minister for Power and Communications Mr. Akena p'Ojok and the Foreign Minister Mr. Otempa Alimadi. President Moi made no public statement but his Foreign Minister Mr. Munyua Waiyaki pledged Kenya's help in the rebuilding Uganda.
The importance of these talks lies in land-locked Uganda's dependence on Kenya for its lifeline to the sea. The ministers fro Kampala were concerned that the transportation of badly needed goods such as petrol, medicine and food should be resumed soon. But the new government still controls only half Uganda. Foreign Minister Alimadi, here with President Moi, later voiced his determination.