The Kyabazinga of Busoga HM William Wilberforce Gabula Nadiope IV together with a delegation from Busoga Kingdom and the government of Uganda met the Aga Khan Representatives in Canada to Discuss Busoga’s Development.
The meeting aimed at discussing the investment potential of Busoga took place at Uganda’s High Commission in Canada’s capital Ottawa on Saturday.
The Kyabazinga was accompanied by the Third 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, HRH, the Kyabazinga called upon the Aga Khan to invest in Busoga, saying that the subregion has a lot of opportunities in Tourism, Agriculture, and Industries 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 Babalanda, Busoga has immeasurable fertile land, water sources, minerals, and infrastructure that remains underutilized to date.
She said Busoga and Uganda at large need investors like the Aga Khan to put up business ventures in the subregion to boost the economy.
“I want to thank H.E the President, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni for giving me this opportunity to come here. Our government under his leadership has created an enabling and conducive environment for investment. I would like to encourage you to join hands with us so that we can develop Busoga through investments,” the Minister requested representatives of the Aga Khan during the meeting.
In response, the Aga Khan delegation promised and committed themselves that they will support Busoga to fight poverty.
Uganda High Commissioner in Canada, Her Excellency Ambassador Joy Ruth Acheng expressed her sincere gratitude to the Ugandan leaders for caring for and marketing Busoga, saying that such attribution will optimistically 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 30th September, 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 with numerous opportunities, such as tourism, agriculture, trade and industry while initiating partnerships between the Kingdom of Busoga and traditional native tribes in Canada.