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UGANDAN PRESIDENT TO BESTOW NEW ETHIOPIAN PM A SPECIAL MEDAL

KAMPALA-- President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda will bestow new Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali here on Saturday a special medal for his towering contribution to the independence struggle of Africa.

According to Esther Mbayo, the Minister at the Presidency, Abiy will be decorated with the Most Excellent Order of the Pearl of Africa medal, which is Uganda's highest accolade.

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni will award a special medal (The Most Excellent Order of the Pearl of Africa � The Grand Master) to his guest, Abiy Ahmed Ali. This is the Highest Order that is awarded heads of state and government, Mbayo told a media briefing here Tuesday.

Early this year, Abiy, 41, succeeded ailemariam Desalegn as Ethiopia's prime minister.

Mbayo said during Uganda's Heroes' Day celebrations, which will be held in Birembo sub-county, 250 other heroes will be awarded medals in appreciation for their contribution to peace and dignity in the country.

At this occasion, the country will be honoured to host the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed Ali. The two heads of state and government will be joined by government officials and other dignitaries, she said.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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