President Museveni with his Tanzania counterpart Samia Suluhu Hassan during the signing of the agreement for oil pipeline project early this year. PHOTO/FILE

President Museveni is in Tanzania where he is expected to complete the signing of the Hoima – Tanga oil pipeline agreements.

Senior Presidential Press Secretary Linda Nabusayi confirmed the President’s trip this morning.

“President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni is due in the Tanzania capital Dar es Salaam today ahead of the signing ceremony of the East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) Tripartite with counterpart Prez. Samia Suhulu Hassan,” Nabusayi said earlier today.

Confirming Museveni’s visit to the neighbouring country, Tanzania government spokesperson, Gerson Msigwa, also said: “While in Tanzania, President Museveni and President Samia Suluhu will witness the signing of Hoima – Tanga oil pipeline agreements between Tanzania and investment companies in the project.”

The agreements are part of the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) project, which will start on the Tanzanian side proceeding to Uganda. In April, Uganda, Tanzania, Total E&P and CNOOC concluded the final agreements required to launch Lake Albert development project.

The Lake Albert development encompasses Tilenga and Kingfisher upstream oil projects in Uganda and the construction of the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) in Uganda and Tanzania.