ZIMBABWEAN PRESIDENT IN KAMPALA FOR SWEARING-IN OF UGANDAN COUNTERPART

President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe has arrived in Kampala to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Ugandan President-elect Yoweri

Museveni, who won a new five-year term of office in February.

The swearing-in ceremony is taking place Thursday at the Kololo Airstrip ceremonial ground in the centre of Kampala. Museveni defeated seven other aspirants in the February election, winning 60 per cent of the vote.

The election was widely described as free and fair, despite sporadic cases of violence and delays by the electoral commission to provide voting materials.

Minister in Charge of the Presidency Frank Tumwebaze says Uganda expects to receive 14 Heads of State and government at the ceremony, including the leaders of Zimbabwe, South Africa, the Kingdom of Lesotho, South Sudan, Tanzania, Mali, Zambia, Togo, Chad and Equatorial Guinea.

"Two former presidents, Ali Hassan Mwinyi of Tanzania and Mwai Kibaki of Kenya, are also expected," he said here Wednesday.

Countries which will send representative include Rwanda, India, Japan and Germany.

Source: Nam News Network