The commissioning of the Source of the Nile Bridge at Jinja in last Ocotber, largely financed by Japan and constructed by a consortium whose main partner is Japanese Zenitaka Corporation, has attracted tremendous attention of Ugandan people. I, as a person representing Japan here in Uganda, have received a great number of “thank you” messages from various Ugandans. I am very proud of the Japanese contribution to the construction of this landmark bridge, which I am sure will bring more prosperity and brighter future to Uganda and the EAC region.
I take this opportunity to renew my determination to extend any possible support for further development of Japan-Uganda relations in 2019. I wish all of you good health and success in your respective fields.