United States businesses may have gained orders worth up to two and a half billion dollars as a direct result of a ten-nation tour of Africa by outgoing United Nations Ambassador, Andrew Young.
United States businesses may have gained orders worth up to two and a half billion dollars as a direct result of a ten-nation tour of Africa by outgoing United Nations Ambassador, Andrew Young. Mr. Young announced the figure at a news conference in Washington after his return from Uganda, where he met President Godfrey Binaisa.
SYNOPSIS: Mr. Young arrived at Entebbe Airport last Wednesday (19 September) where he was met by Ugandan Internal Affairs Minister, Paulo Muwanga. The envoy's visit to Uganda coincided with another U.S. party's tour of the country. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Robert Keeley, led a delegation to Uganda just a week after Congress lifted a ban on aid imposed during Idi Amin's rule.
The Congress decision left Mr. Young and President Binaisa free to lay the groundwork for substantial American aid to Uganda. President Binaisa announced recently that his country needed some ten million dollars in short term aid to recover from the war which ousted President Idi Amin last April. During the visit, the United States announced that it is to give Uganda some six million dollars in aid for food, refugees and steel imports. A further agreement for another ten to fifteen million dollars in aid is also being discussed.