The Kyabazinga of Busoga Kingdom, His Majesty William Wilberforce Gabula Nadiope IV, has held a successful meeting with representatives from Aga Khan Development Network in Canada.
The meeting aimed at developing Busoga through investments took place at Uganda’s High Commission in Canada’s capital- Ottawa on Saturday.
The Kyabazinga was accompanied by 3rd Deputy Prime Minister and Minister Without Portfolio, Hon. Rukia Isanga Nakadama and the Minister for Presidency, Hon. Babirye Milly Babalanda, among other Ugandan delegates.
During the interaction, the Kyabazinga urged Aga Khan to invest in Busoga, adding that the sub-region has a lot of opportunities in tourism, agriculture and industry due to its vast natural resources.
“Please come and invest in Busoga. We need to fight poverty in the area through creating jobs and wealth for our people,” the Kyabazinga said.
According to minister Babalanda, Busoga has immeasurable fertile land, water sources, minerals and infrastructure that remains underutilized to date. She said Busoga and Uganda at large needs investors like Aga Khan to prosper economically.
“I want to thank President Yoweri Museveni for giving me this opportunity to come here. Our government under his leadership has created an enabling and conducive environment for investment. I urge you to join hands with us so that we can develop Busoga through investments,” the minister made the plea to Aga Khan representatives during the meeting.
In response, the Aga Khan delegation promised and committed themselves to supporting the sub-region in the fight against poverty.
The Uganda High Commissioner in Canada, Amb. Joy Ruth Acheng, commended the Ugandan leaders for marketing Busoga, saying that the strategy will attract business people to invest in the sub-region.
Meanwhile, the Ugandan delegation will next week address the Busoga business community during the Busoga Innovation Symposium & Expo 2022 in Toronto, Canada.
The symposium that started on September, 30, 2022 is premised on providing the opportunity to embrace innovations in Canada that are specific to developing capacity of youth in industry and technology, exhibiting Busoga to the world as a major investment destination and fostering partnerships between Busoga and traditional native tribes in Canada.