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Why Tanzania President Samia Suluhu will visit Uganda

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Tanzania’s newly appointed head of state President Samia Suluhu will visit Uganda this Sunday to discuss issues related to the construction of the crude oil pipeline with President Museveni.

Basing on this sites’ sources, the Entebbe state house scheduled meeting is primarily aimed at discussing the already delayed construction of the crude oil pipeline that will link the western Uganda oil basins to Tanga, Tanzania.

The oil pipeline is expected to cover a total of one thousand four hundred forty-five kilometers stretching from the Albertine oil region in Western Uganda to Tanga, one of Tanzania’s seaports.

In Uganda, the pipeline is expected to pass through districts of Hoima, Kyankwazi, Mubende, Gomba, Kyotera, Lwengo, Ssembabule, Rakai, and Kikube hence covering a landmass of about 296km.

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The remaining 1443km distance shall cut across Tanzania regions of Kagera, Gieta, Shinyanga, Tabors, Singida, Dodoma, Manyara, and finally Tanga.

Once the talks between the two heads of state are concluded, the $ 3.5 billion projects is expected to set a foot forward as it was initially delayed by the covid-19 pandemic which ran for almost a year.

This shall mark the first out-of-state meeting for President Samia Suluhu since taking on the role of president in neighboring Tanzania. This deal was initially meant to have been concluded on March 22 but was cut shot by the untimely death of then-President, John Pombe Magufuli.

 

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