ARUA. The regional police commander for West Nile region, Christopher Barugahare has given security assurance to the public ahead of the much anticipated Uganda-Germany investment symposium.

The symposium which is slated to take place at Muni University in Arua district from July 24 to 26, 2019 will be presided over by President Yoweri Museveni Kaguta, the President of the Republic of Uganda.

The symposium is being organized by Operation Wealth Creation (OWC) and the office of the President in partnership with Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) under the theme: “Transformation through regional integration, investment and infrastructure development- Pan African peacebuilding through holistic development of Africa’s Upper Nile valley.”

It will attract delegates from Germany, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda among other countries.

But speaking to West Nile Web in an interview on Friday, Barugahare said police will team up with other security agencies to ensure that nothing happens during the symposium.

“We have enough strength and capacity on the ground which we shall use to provide security to both the locals and guests who will turn up for the symposium,” Barugahare promised.

Mr Barugahare 05 07 19Mr Barugahare while speaking to West Nile Web in his office on Friday. PHOTO BY JOSEPH ODAMA

Barugahare warned that many conmen will want to take advantage of the symposium to deprive people of their property by stealing, a move he says they are aware of and ready to apprehend the culprits even before committing the crime.

The Uganda-Germany strategic investment and trade partnership has been envisioned in UIA strategic plan of 2016-2021with the aim of prioritizing strategic investment and trade partnerships with at least nine countries including China, Germany, India, Ireland, Israel, Singapore, South Korea, UK and USA.

The partnership will attract at least 10 German firms in electronics, energy and environmental technologies, renewable energy, medical technologies, IT and ICTs among others so as to invest and locate in Uganda with a total investment portfolio of at least US$ 5 Billion by 2021.

The symposium will also see 5 German Universities, innovation centres, technology parks, and University-Industry collaborations partner with Ugandan Universities.