- A huge South African business delegation arrived in Kampala today accompanying President Jacob Zuma for his two-day state visit.
The delegation is said to be on the Uganda mission to seek investment opportunities especially in the recently found oil prospects.
The countries are also expected to discuss the visit ways through which enhanced business and political cooperation could be achieved.
Uganda's assistant minister of foreign affairs, Isaac Musumba, has been quoted in the local media saying that the visit was a huge opportunity for both countries to explores each others’ potential. He further said oil was not just the only issue.
The East African nation has recently been found to be holding some sizeable amounts of oil fields which are yet to be fully explored.
Meanwhile, human rights groups in Uganda had also said they would use the visit by Mr Zuma to try and lobby him to soften the position of the Uganda government on the proposed tough laws against gays, when he meets the country’s President, Yoweri Museveni.
The law which has been criticised across the world proposes to introduce the death penalty as the highest punishment for same-sex criminalised acts.
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