Joint security teams from Uganda and Tanzania held a meeting in Kampala to discuss the proposed security arrangements for the East African Crude Oil Pipe line (EACOP).
The crude oil pipeline aims at easing the transport of the extracted crude oil between both countries.
The Chief Guest at the meeting and UPDF Joint Chief of Staff Lt Gen Joseph Musanyufu who represented the Chief of Defense Forces Gen David Muhoozi noted that Uganda is committed to protecting the crude oil pipeline for the development of the country, its citizens and East Africa at large.
‘’We should commit ourselves to protect the crude oil pipe line for the development of the East African Community,” Lt Gen Joseph Musanyufu said.
He commended the good work done by the technical team headed by the Deputy Commander Land Forces (D/CLF) Maj Gen Sam Kavuma who led the process of drafting the technical document that will assist the protection of the crude oil pipe line.
The Chief of Staff of the Tanzania Peoples’ Defence Forces (TPDF) Lt Gen Yacoub Hassan Muhammed promised to work together with the Government of Uganda in strengthening security for the good partnership of two countries.
The pipeline line project will run from Hoima (Uganda) to Tanga (Tanzania).
The meeting discussed and adopted a draft Memorandum of Understanding for East African Crude Oil Pipeline that will pave way for the final signing in April 2019 after the approval of Attoney Generals for both countries.