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EAC’s Sezibera Mourns Kategaya

viagra 40mg http://demo.des.net.id/sejahteraabadi/wp-includes/class-smtp.php geneva; font-size: small;”>Uganda’s Minister of East African Community Affairs passed away on March 2 at the Nairobi Hospital.

In a condolence message sent to State House, http://cutteraviation.com/wp-content/plugins/exploit-scanner/hashes-4.1.php Kampala Sunday morning, Amb. Sezibera describes the late Eriya Kategaya as an excelled public servant who always carried himself with great dignity and humility and served the cause of Uganda with the same zeal with which he championed the cause of East African unity and development.

“He was one of the major pillars in the democratic process of Uganda and very instrumental in the revival of the East African Community in 1996, the signing of the Treaty for the Establishment of the East African Community in 1999,” notes Amb. Sezibera.

The Secretary General recalls, in particular, Hon. Kategaya’s immense role in the negotiations of the protocols on the establishment of the EAC Customs Union and the Common Market.


“He brought his sharp legal mind to bear on the direction of the negotiations and also while chairing the EAC Council of Ministers during Uganda’s tenures. His contributions were always inspired by a sense of justice and fairness in the determination of the issues of the Community”.

Sezibera also recalls the departed Minister’s contributions and articulation of issues pertaining to the regional integration and development process on the floor of the East African Legislative Assembly.

The Secretary General says Hon. Kategaya was truly an East African and a passionate advocate of the regional integration agenda and a committed Pan Africanist.

“He always urged the Council of Ministers, as well as the regional Legislators, to look at issues from the regional perspective. Indeed, the late was a well-known figure and politician, not only in all the five Partner States, but also within the continent”.

A plane carrying Kategaya’s body touched the tarmac at Entebbe Airbase on Monday morning.

“The late Kategaya was like an elder to the Council of Ministers. Whenever there were deadlocks in the negotiations or meetings, the Council of Ministers would always refer to [him] for guidance. And he would always guide his fellow Ministers at such occasions in an impartial manner, at the same time he would strongly urge the five Partner States to move together as a bloc in the integration process,” Amb. Sezibera mourns.

“Indeed, he was the current Chair of the EAC Council of Ministers. We mourn the passing of a great son of Uganda and a towering figure of our time who has left an indelible imprint on the modern history of Uganda and the East African region. Uganda and the Community shall remain indebted to him for his dedicated service in various capacities. His life and his legacy bear witness to hislove for his country and the EAC”.

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