Thursday، 31 December 2015 12:00 AM
The two countries are adopting a common policy to enhance trade relations in all its aspects. In 2009 there was an increase in the volume of the trade to 35.5 Million U.S $.
Egypt gives priority to capacity building and human development in Uganda. it offers 10 scholarships yearly to Uganda for higher education in different Egyptian Universities, five scholarships under the President Mubarak initiative for quality education for future African leaders, in addition to 16 scholarships every year at al-Azhar al-Sharif University.
This year 10 more scholarships in irrigation and water engineering are offered to enhance Ugandan Irrigation schemes
Between July 2009 and June 2010 Egypt organized 62 training programmes in different fields such as police, military, agriculture, water management, Diplomacy, health, media, and other fields, in which 125 Ugandans benefited.
In partnership with Uganda, Egypt is running a unique and a mega project called the Uganda-Egypt Aquatic Weed Control Project which started in 1998 at a cost of US$20m to remove and eliminate water weeds from the lakes in Uganda. Through this project, other projects were successfully implemented with the aim of improving the lives of fishermen in different areas.
In April this year, the Egyptian Government airlifted 1200kg of vaccine and 2.5 tonnes of medicine to the victims of the land slides in Budada in Eastern Uganda. Moreover Egypt donated US$10,000 for the women social development in Kapchorwa district.
In 2008, Egypt donated (about $280,000) for the rehabilitation of Itojo Hospital in Ruhaama county, Ntungamo district. Three Egyptian specialist doctors (Surgeon, Pediatrician, and gynecologist) were deployed at the hospital to support health service delivery. Medical equipment have already been shipped from Egypt.
During the visit of Rt. Hon. Prime Minister of Uganda to Egypt in January 2010, a memorandum of understanding has been signed between the two countries in which Egypt provide Uganda with 4.5million to construct water catchments dams, bore holes, and fish ponds, in order to empower the eastern and Northern people.