Details have emerged of why Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni is visiting Qatar.
President Museveni is in Qatar on a 3-day State visit at the invitation of the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.
The President, is accompanied by the 1st Lady and Minister of Education and Sports, Hon. Janet K. Museveni.
They were received at Sheikh Hamad International Airport, Doha, by Hon. Mohammed Al Rumaihi, Minister of Municipalities and Environment.
Our source who is part of Museveni’s entourage revealed to us that the two leaders will on Wednesday discuss bilateral relations between the two countries and means of boosting and developing them.
Last year, Qatar pledged 40,000 jobs in all sectors to Ugandans in 2017, in a development that would overwhelmingly raise the population of Ugandans working in Qatar from the current 3000.
H.E Dr. Eisa Saad Aljafali Al-Naimi, the Minister of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs of the State of Qatar, made the offer to his Ugandan counterpart, Hon. Hajjat Janat Balunzi Mukwaya, the Minister of Gender, Labor and Social Development.
Museveni and his host are also expected to ink agreements on avoidance of double taxation, investment protection and cooperation in agriculture, in addition to the bilateral on labor.
The richest country in the world per capita ($102,000 PPP), Qatar is home to some 2 million people (with only 280,000 citizens and the rest foreigners) and occupies a paltry 11,571 square kilometers, equivalent to about 16% of the land mass of Buganda. With the world’s largest natural gas reserves, the absolute monarchy is globally renowned for its global news group, Al Jazeera and for winning the bid to host the 2022 Football World Cup.