“I had written to President Magufuli about the signing of the key terms in the oil pipeline. It was supposed to be today little did I know that the hope for victory as we sign the final oil agreement would instead turn out to be a condolence signing off ceremony,” Museveni inwardly broke into tears.
President Yoweri Museveni has revealed the arrangements he had with Tanzania fallen president John Magufuli towards the completion of the East African Crude Oil Pipeline project agreement signing.
Museveni has said he had written to the fallen president of Tanzania John Pombe Magufuli two weeks ago informing him about the signing off of the remaining key agreements for the oil pipeline project.
The meeting to signing off agreements for the commercialisation of the proposed East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) between Uganda, Tanzania and Total South Africa was according to Museveni meant to be held today.
This has however not been reached at because of the sudden death of president Magufuli who passed on last week succumbing to cardiac arrest.
Museveni made these remarks on Monday at the Tanzania High Commission in Uganda where he had gone to commiserate with the people of Tanzania about the death of their president late Magufuli.
He said when he wrote to Magufuli, he joked that today would be a day of double victory for them, but was quick to note that he would be a day if victory has turned out to be a condolence signing off ceremony.
The EACOP agreement details the structure of 1,443km pipeline from Hoima in Uganda to Tanzania’s port of Tanga.
Parrots UG learnt that the construction of the pipeline is expected to commence later this year if the Financial Investment decision is closed by early April.