In Zambia, the Ugandan Minister for Culture and Rehabilitation, Professor Dan Wadada Naburere, met newsmen on Tuesday (3 July) and said he was keeping President Kenneth Kaunda informed on the situation in his country.
SV Ugandan delegation seated in Lusaka
SV Ugandan Minister of Culture and Rehabilitation Professor Dan Wadada Naburere makes statement (2 shots)
NABURERE: "We had a message from President Binaisa to President Kaunda. We met him this afternoon and we gave him the message and we've briefed President Kaunda about the situation in Uganda. As you very well known Zambia was one of the very few countries that gave us support in the struggle against Amin. And naturally the government in Uganda was very keen that we should keep them informed of the situation and the development in Uganda. This is why we are here."
REPORTER: "How many Tanzanian troops are there still in Uganda? And are they there as long as the Ugandan government asks them to stay?"
NABURERE: "I think that the Ugandan government is very ... (indistinct) to withdraw the troops before they've completed their mission. And they have asked the Uganda government to co-operate in the process of this withdrawal. But the Ugandan government has decided that we will need a period in which we have to train our own army because before General Amin was....routed out the army has been demobilised and so we need a period in which we shall need certain troops to remain in Uganda for purposes of training our army and also for assuring the security in the country. External security in the country -- because there are possibilities of Amin trying to come back and regroup some of his forces and create confusion in the country. And we need a certain amount of defence so it's only natural that we would expect them to assist us in that period of time to keep some of their troops there. We are requesting them to do t his and they are conceding to do so."
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Background: In Zambia, the Ugandan Minister for Culture and Rehabilitation, Professor Dan Wadada Naburere, met newsmen on Tuesday (3 July) and said he was keeping President Kenneth Kaunda informed on the situation in his country. Professor Naburere is currently on a tour of Southern Africa. He said that Tanzanian troops will be staying on in Uganda to train a new army and combat any attempt by deposed President Idi Amin to regroup his troops for an offensive.
SYNOPSIS: Professor Nubarere and his delegations met newsmen in Lusaka.