Museveni calls signing of oil pipeline deal ‘third victory’ for Uganda, Tanzania.

12 April 2021

Fuente: The East African

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has called the April 11 signing of the East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline deal between Tanzania and Uganda a "third victory" for them, saying the date is a sentimental one.

This was President Samia Suluhu Hassan's first trip outside Tanzania as head of State since she took oath of office on March 19, following the death of President John Magufuli.

“Forty two years ago, this same day, was when the Tanzanian troops of the 20th Division, under General David Msuguri, captured Kampala and enabled Ugandan army officer David Oyite Ojok to announce the fall of Idi Amin on Radio Uganda,” said President Museveni.

"At that very moment, with my rapidly growing Fronasa troops operating with another TPDF task force division under Major General Cyrus Mayunga, I was on the Mbarara front. Today, therefore, is a triple victory for Tanzania and Uganda… Ushindi wa mara tatu."