National, News

Kiir, Museveni discuss regional peace

By William Madouk

President Salva Kiir and Uganda President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on Thursday held a one-day meeting over regional stability at State House in Entebbe.

The two leaders discussed ways to strengthen bilateral relations and matters of regional dimension.

“The principals expressed their commitment to restoring regional stability and pledged to double efforts aimed at resolving the Sudanese crisis through dialogue and diplomacy,” the office of the President said in a statement. 

President Kiir was received by the First Vice President, Dr. Riek Machar, and other senior government officials.

Recently, the Ugandan government exempted South Sudanese students from paying the pupil pass fees charged to foreign students in the country.

South Sudan Ambassador to Uganda, Simon Juach said that South Sudanese students will no longer pay for the pupil passes because they are members of the East African Community.

About 10,000 to 20,000 South Sudanese students are studying in Uganda, and each individual pays $100 every year on top of the university tuition fees.

According to the Ambassador, before the exemption, Uganda earned about $1,000,000 to $ 2,000,000 from South Sudanese students per year.

Comments are closed.