In London the Ugandan Foreign Minister, Mr. Otema Alimadi, held talks on Tuesday (19 June)?
In London the Ugandan Foreign Minister, Mr. Otema Alimadi, held talks on Tuesday (19 June) with his British counterpart, Lord Carrington. They discussed aid for Uganda. Mr. Alimadi told reporters there had been enormous destruction during the eight-month war and overthrow of former President Idi Amin and that during Amin's reign Uganda's economy had been destroyed.
SYNOPSIS: The talks with Lord Carrington took place at the Foreign Office in London on the second day of Mr. Alimadi's four-day visit. On his arrival Mr. Alimadi said Britain had offered Uganda a million pounds (two million U.S. dollars) in aid, adding 'To be totally frank, this is very little.' His visit came as a reshuffle of the Ugandan Cabinet was being announced.
Ugandan President Yusuf Lule said that seven new ministers were being named. It was the second reshuffle in 12 days -- but Mr. Alimadi's post was not affected. He denied that a political struggle had developed within the new civilian leadership.