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Title:Relevance of India's Experience in Uganda's Development
Author:Ntimba, John M.ISNI
Periodical:Africa Quarterly
Geographic terms:India
Subjects:foreign policy
international economic relations
higher education
Development and Technology
Economics and Trade
international relations
Abstract:The limited opportunities for tertiary education in Uganda in the mid-1950s made it imperative for Ugandans to seek higher education and training abroad. Many Ugandans studied in India, where they were influenced by the nationalistic activities of Indian politicians who had just secured independence. Political awareness was a good preparation for young Ugandans in India, most of whom returned to Uganda on completing their studies and used their education, training and skills to further political and social development. This was the case, for example, of Joseph Mubiru, who established a central banking system in the country. India's desire to fight poverty through the development of cottage or small to medium-scale industries is matched by a similar desire on the part of Ugandan leaders, notably the present National Resistance Movement (NRM) government. Indian-Ugandan economic and technical cooperation is growing. Bilateral trade between the two countries is increasing. In the spirit of South-South cooperation, Indo-Ugandan cooperation must be enhanced for the mutual benefit of both countries. Notes, ref.