President yoweri Museveni on Sunday flew to Tanzania to meet his counterpart John Pombe Magufuli to sign implementation agreement for the East African Crude Oil Pipeline
After addressing the audience unmasked, President Museveni promptly reaches for his mask and heads for his plane. He also wished CCM and President Magufuli victory in the forthcoming election. Tanzania goes to polls next month
‘’ Watu wangu walikuwa wakali na wazungu’’ said president Museveni referring to how tough Uganda’s negotiators were in talks with oil investors.
‘‘They were tough, I taught them well’’ he added.
70% of pipeline will be in Tanzania ad 30% in Uganda. The two heads of state reportedly agreed on 60:40 split.
‘‘Really interesting to see President Museveni in Chato, Geita, Tanzania to meet President
magufuli Masked. No handshake. Not even with his host. No one on the Tanzanian side is masked. Everyone on the Ugandan side was’’ tweeted journalist Alan Kasujja
President Museveni trip to Tanzania trip comes days after Government of Uganda and Total concluded and signed the Host Government Agreement (HGA) for the East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) project.
Meanwhile, Bobi wine lawyer described the meeting between the two east Africa presidents as a graphic illustration of East Africa’s democracy deficit
‘’Today’s meeting of Magufuli and Museveni serves as a graphic illustration of East Africa’s democracy deficit. They can compare notes on destroying the hopes wishes and freedoms of their people!’’ Tweeted Robert Amsterdam
— TanzaniaSpokesperson (@TZSpokesperson) September 13, 2020