Uhuru arrives in Rwanda for regional summit
10 December 2015, 13:02
Nairobi - President Uhuru Kenyatta arrived in Kigali, Rwanda Thursday
morning to attend the 12th Northern Corridor Integration Projects
The President and his delegation arrived in Kigali shortly before 9 AM after leaving Nairobi just after 8 AM.
The NCIP Summit will review the progress in the 14 earmarked projects, emerging issues, challenges as well as the way forward.
The NCIP is an initiative aimed at fast-tracking sustainable development of the region through citizen-centred integration.
working together, member states which include, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda
and South Sudan are making most of their shared resources and harnessing
opportunities for investment.
officials, heads of institutions and permanent secretaries from the
participating countries began discussions two days ago and are expected
to hand over their report to the Heads of State during the summit.
at the summit will discuss progress in implementation of the projects
that deepen integration and improve people-to-people relations, as well
as significantly improve intra-regional trade.
the NCIP has made major achievements in a number of projects in the
initiative such as single Customs Territory, One Area Network, and
construction of the Standard Gauge Railway.
Some of the
tangible results already attained are movement in Rwanda, Uganda and
Kenya using national identity cards, harmonised fees for university
education, one-visa regime for tourists, and no-employment permits in
Kenya and Rwanda.
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