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Kampala IGAD Meeting To Address Terrorism



cialis 40mg http://demainechiropractic.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-themes-list-table.php geneva; font-size: small;”>Permanent Secretary of Foreign Affairs Ambassador James Mugume has today Thursday told media in Kampala that the high level function will be held at Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort Kampala starting on September 2.

Mugume says the meeting will lay more emphasis on the monitoring and tracking in Karamoja region and also other issues affecting the security of Uganda like terrorism and interstate conflicts.

He continued to say that the purpose of the summit is to review the implementation of the past CEWARN strategy and challenges and to also consider possible adoption of the new IGAD’s CEWARN Regional Strategy Framework for 2012-2019 on conflict early warning and response.

The meeting, which will be presided over by the First Lady and Minister of Karamoja Affairs Hon. Janet Museveni, will be attended by representatives from 8 countries namely; Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Eritrea.

CEWARN Director Dr. Martin Kimani Mbugua emphasized on the emerging violent conflicts threats in the region and the interstate conflicts which will be addressed during the meeting.

CEWARN is currently monitoring and tracking cross-border pastoral conflicts in Karamoja cluster on the Ugandan side in the nine districts of Amudat, Bukwo, Kaabong, Kapchorwa, Kotido, Kween, Moroto, Nakapiripirit and Napak.

This meeting will be attended by among other Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uganda Hon. Sam Kutesa and other Permanent Secretaries of Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan, Somalia and Uganda.

CEWARN’s Committee of Permanent Secretaries (CPS) is the mechanism’s highest policy and decision-making organ.

It also serves as a bridge between CEWARN (along with its in-state Units-the CEWERU’s), and higher – level decision making organs of IGAD particularly the IGAD council of Ministers.



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