By Godfrey Olukya 4-3-2013
President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo has visited Uganda on a two day private visit. Kabila who was accompanied by his Minister for Foreign Affairs Raymond Tshibanda was received at the VVIP International Airport by President Yoweri Museveni.
A statement issued by Uganda’s state house said that the two leaders later held a private meeting at Entebbe State House
before flying to President Museveni’s country home in Rwakitura, Kiruhura district where President Kabila paid his last respects to Mzee Amos Kaguta.
Mzee Kaguta died over a week ago aged 96 and was buried on February 24 at the time President Kabila and other heads of state were meeting in Addis Ababa to sign a new peace agreement aimed at brining stability to the war-torn east of the Democratic Republic of Congo. President Museveni a king maker in the process delegated his Vice President Hon.
Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi at the signing ceremony.
According to the UN, the “peace framework agreement” could lead to the creation of a special UN intervention brigade in eastern DRC to combat rebel groups including the M23 rebels and renew political efforts.
In Rwakitura, President Kabila laid a wreath on Mzee Kaguta’s grave before having a private moment with the family and friends of President Museveni.