KAMPALA – The Indian High Commissioner has bowed to pressure from a group of 15 Indians associations living in Uganda and added six petitioners to the committee organising Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s inaugural visit to Uganda.
Modi’s visit had split the Indian community in Uganda with some threatening to boycott the highly bid event due to poor accountability by the organizing committee.
Shri Ravi Shankar, the Indian high commissioner yesterday on Kyadondo Road in Kampala held the crisis closed-door meeting and agreed to add six members on the committee for the July 24 visit.
The new members include; Jitu Sorathiya, Paresh Mehta, Sanjay Adhiya, Nareshbhai Patel, Daxesh Patel and Raju Hirani.
Sanjay Tanna, the spokesperson of the organising committee revealed that all members on the committee are bound to work together for the success of the historic event.
“In the meeting attended by 45 chairpersons of various associations, it was agreed that we all work together for the success of the event of Prime Minister Modi’s visit. Now, everyone is on board and we hope for success,” said Tanna.
On his first visit to Uganda, PM Modi is expected to meet more than 30,000 Indians living and working in Uganda at Kololo Airstrip.