By our reporter
On Tuesday, President Yoweri Museveni took his Sudan counterpart Field Marshal Omar El- bashir on a tour around his farm in Kisozi, Gomba District.
Upon arrival in Kisozi, President Museveni drove his guest around the farm showing him the different types of cattle he rears; stressing the need to conserve the environment.
Museveni observed that if the majority of the population stays in the villages they risk spoiling the environment by cutting down trees for firewood and draining swamps to get land for farming.
“People talk about the Nile but do not know about it. When the villagers uproot the papyrus, it is very dangerous for the Nile,” he said.
The President noted that if the countries that the River Nile crosses paid more attention to protecting its tributaries and the environment instead of fighting over the river, there would be no worries about the Nile drying up.
Museveni thanked Bashir for honouring his invitation and looking forward to stronger bilateral relations between the two countries.
Later this afternoon, he saw off President Bashir at Entebbe Airport upon conclusion of his two-day official visit to Uganda.
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