Museveni flies to Kenya for giants summit


President Yoweri Museveni is due in Laikipia, Kenya to join other Heads of State at the Giants Club Summit.

Presidential press secretary Lindah Nabusayi says Museveni left for Laikipia, Kenya Friday morning.

He was seen off by Vice President Edward Ssekandi at the VVIP Entebbe Airport.

He was flanked by Head of Head of Public Service, John Mitala, Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) Gen. Katumba Wamala, Commissioner of Prisons Dr, Johnston Byabashaija and Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIGP) Okoth Ochola The President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, is to convene the inaugural ‘Giants Club’ summit to tackle the elephant poaching crisis.

The summit of African Heads of State, corporate leaders, philanthropists and conservation experts is expected to develop a continent-wide response to the trade in illegal-wildlife.

The two-day event, which is being staged in partnership with the Kenya-based wildlife charity Space for Giants

The unprecedented gathering of African Heads of State, Global Business Leaders, and A-list celebrities, will plot a new African-led path to ending poaching on the continent.

The event which will be held in Kenya on April 29th and 30th, is the first of its kind.

The Giants Club is a select coalition of visionary African leaders enlisting the power of business and entertainment superstars to accelerate progress towards saving the African elephant from extinction.

The Summit takes place immediately before President Kenyatta destroys his country’s 120-tonne stockpile of seized ivory (afternoon of April 30).


Katumba sees off the president at Entebbe airport

In July 2015, President Museveni hosted Mr. Alexandar Lebedev and his son Evgeny Lebedev during their maiden trip to Uganda.

The Lebedevs were in Uganda on a familiarization trip hosted by the Uganda Tourism Board and its partners.

Evgeny Lebedev, a passionate conservationist, philanthropist and patron of the Space for Giants club says that there is an urgent need conserve Africa¡¯s most iconic species, which face extinction.

President Museveni has been at the forefront of conservation, and has seen Uganda’s elephant population growing from a few thousand to over 8,000. Museveni was the first East African leader to endorse the Giants Club initiative in Kampala in July 2015.

Uganda’s elephant population growth, though small in comparison to others, is a global success story where other nations are struggling with falling numbers.

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