Uganda, Rwanda Join Efforts to Curb Violence

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Officiating at the launch of the project at Ministers Village Ntinda, Ms Ahunna Eziakonwa-Onochie, UN Resident Coordinator, applauded the project saying, it has come at a time when many African countries are experiencing internal conflicts.

“Such countries include South Sudan, Central African Republic and Democratic Republic of Congo,” she noted.

Onochie also asserted that such conflicts do not only undermine development in these countries but have a direct impact on neighbouring countries which receive thousands of refugees seeking humanitarian support.

Speaking at the same function, Baguma Tinkasimire, who represented Uganda, said that both countries have suffered violent conflicts which tremendously affected their economic progress.

The same project will involve youth who have been used by politicians to affect their political ambitions and parliamentarians who will be advocating for it.

Supported by Swedish government and the World Federation United Nations Association (WFUNA), the project will help Uganda evaluate her achievements at the close of the 2015 millennium goals.

The same project also fulfils the UN secretary general Ban Ki-Moon’s appeal for peace if the world is to attain development.

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