President Museveni has hailed the late Ahmed Sékou Touré for his role in fighting colonialism in Africa.
Sékou Touré was Guinea’s first elected President, serving from 1958 to 1984.
President Museveni who is on a two-day state visit to Guinea lauded Sékou Touré for fighting for the freedom of Africans.
“I consider my visit a pilgrimage because this is the land of Sékou Touré who represented the freedom fighters of Africa,” President Museveni remarked adding that Guinea supported Guinea Bissau when the latter was fighting to stop colonisation.
President Museveni was speaking at a dinner hosted in his honor by President Alpha Condé at Guinea Conakry State House.
The wife of the late Sékou Touré, André Touré, was one of the guests at the dinner.
President Museveni used the occasion to call for economic cooperation between the two countries, saying that Guinea and Uganda should invest in each other so as to utilise the purchasing power of its people and develop Africa’s infrastructure.
Mr. Museveni was later decorated with Guinea’s highest order of merit awarded to distinguished leaders for their great contribution to society.