Ugandan president commissions Chinese constructed military barracks
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has commissioned a military barracks constructed by a Chinese company Medallion Engineering Ltd, an affiliate of China North Industries Corporation (NORINCO).
According to a State House statement issued on Monday, Museveni thanked China for its continued partnership with Uganda in the development of infrastructure.
The barracks located in Entebbe 40 km south of the capital Kampala consists of five blocks, four of which consist of 12-2 bedroom flats and one 16-2 bedroom flats.
The State House statement did not mention the cost of the project or when it started.
Sun Heping, Chinese ambassador to Uganda, said China is committed to strengthening ties that bind the two nations.
Museveni renamed the Lunyo army barracks Kambarage Nyerere barracks in memory of Julius Kambarage Nyerere, the late Tanzanian president.
"I have decided to name this barracks 'Kambarage Nyerere Barracks' after the late Tanzanian President Julius Kambarage Nyerere because of what he did for us," Museveni said at the function held on Sunday.
Nyerere, who was Tanzania's president in the late 1970s, helped Ugandan exiles to topple military strongman Idi Amin in April 1979.
International observers and human rights groups estimate that under the Amin brutal rule from 1971 and 1979, between 100,000 and 500,000 Ugandans were murdered.