Indian Prime Minister to Address Parliament

Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah on Tuesday said that Narendra Modi, who is expected in the country on 24th July to hold bilateral talks with President Yoweri Museveni was to address Parliament on Wednesday, 25th at 10:00am.
Deputy Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah.

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India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to address Parliament during his two-day visit next week.

Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah told Parliament on Tuesday that Narendra Modi, who is expected in the country on 24th July to hold bilateral talks with President Yoweri Museveni will address Parliament on Wednesday, 25th at 10:00 am.  

Oulanyah said that President Museveni will accompany Modi to Parliament in what he described as ‘not an ordinary event'.

Oulanyah cautioned MPs to exercise caution in their conduct to reflect the dignity and honour of parliament during Modi's visit.

He said that parliament will not sit on Tuesday, to allow the Clerk to Parliament Jane Kibirige and the Organizing Committee to arrange for the visit.

In relation to security, Oulanyah said that the car parking facility will not be accessible on both Tuesday and Wednesday ahead of Modi's address.

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Prior to his address to Parliament, Modi, on July 24th will be hosted by President Museveni at State House Entebbe to hold bilateral talks. India-Uganda relations cover a broad range of sectors including technology, cultural, commercial, economic and commercial co-operation.

Modi is expected to sign several Memorandums of Understanding with Uganda's officials in different sectors. Modi is also expected to meet the Indian Community to discuss how to improve their enterprises in Uganda.

Recently, Rajesh Chaplot, the Vice Chairperson of the Indian Community Organizing Modi's visit said that the Premier's visit is to highlight Uganda's significance as an investment destination.

During his last four years of his tenure, Modi has visited over 25 African Countries with Uganda being the latest. His visit will mark the third time an Indian Prime Minister visits Uganda with earlier visits in 1997 and 2007.

According to the Uganda Bureau of Statistics, there are about 20,000 Indian families in Uganda, making 0.1% of Uganda's total population currently standing at 40 million.

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