China, Uganda sign economic, technical cooperation agreement

KAMPALA, April 14– Uganda and China on Thursday signed an economic and technical cooperation agreement aimed at improving the livelihood of Ugandans. Matia Kasaija, the Ugandan minister of Finance, signed the document on behalf of Uganda while Zhang Lizhong, the Chinese ambassador to Uganda, signed it on behalf of China. He noted that despite the impact of the…

KAMPALA, April 14 (Xinhua) — Uganda and China on Thursday signed an economic and technical cooperation agreement aimed at improving the livelihood of Ugandans.

Matia Kasaija, the Ugandan minister of Finance, signed the document on behalf of Uganda while Zhang Lizhong, the Chinese ambassador to Uganda, signed it on behalf of China.

Kasaija said the deal would be used to implement projects that both countries would agree on to support social and livelihoods transformation.

“Over the years, China has, with no doubt, contributed to Uganda’s socioeconomic transformation through cooperation in many fields, which includes financing of infrastructure projects like hydropower dams, roads and industrial parks, livelihood programs,” Kasaija said.

He noted that despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, China continues to provide grant funding to Uganda.

Zhang said the agreement is part of efforts announced by China at the Eighth Ministerial Conference on the Forum on China Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) held in Senegal in November. At the meeting, China announced nine cooperation programs aimed at fostering growth in Africa.

“In Uganda, our two sides are working closely to make a lot of key cooperation projects. This agreement is part of efforts to pave way for more projects launched in Uganda,” said Ambassador Zhang. “We hope that we can focus more on handy and practical technology cooperation projects with fast and good effects on Ugandan people’s livelihood.” Enditem

ANA NEWS WIRE Disclaimer:
The African News Agency (ANA) is a news wire service and therefore subscribes to the highest standards of journalism as it relates to accuracy, fairness and impartiality.
ANA strives to provide accurate, well sourced and reliable information across Text, Images and Video. Where errors do appear, ANA will seek to correct these timeously and transparently.
The ANA platform also contains news and information from third party sources. ANA has sought to procure reliable content from trusted news sources but cannot be held responsible for the accuracy and opinions provided by such sources on the ANA platform or linked sites.
The content provided for on the ANA News Wire platform, both through the ANA news operation and via its third party sources, are for the sole use of authorised subscribers and partners. Unauthorised access to and usage of ANA content will be subject to legal steps. ANA reserves its rights in this regard.
ANA makes every effort to ensure that the website is up and running smoothly at all times, however ANA does not take responsibility for, and will not be held liable for times when the website is temporarily unavailable due to technical issues that are beyond our control.