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CHAN 2016: Rwanda Open With Victory over Ivory Coast

President Museveni who is also the National Chairman of the National Resistance Movement has urged Movement leaders at all levels and supporters to always work for the unity of the people of Uganda noting that one of the major problems in Africa has been the failure by African leaders to unite the African people so as to work for the common good of the continent.

“The Movement must focus on the future of our prosperity as a nation and make it a sin to even whisper any form of sectarianism because what is important is not identity but our common interests, stomach http://construgarcia.com/components/com_k2/views/itemlist/view.feed.php ” he said.

The NRM chairman made the appeal Friday night while meeting the National Resistance Movement Women’s League at his country home in Rwakitura, side effects Nyabushozi County in Kiruhuura district.

Museveni who was flanked by the First Lady and Minister for Karamoja Affairs Janet Museveni said that the African leaders, healing even before colonialism, failed to unite the Africans and were constantly at war instead of uniting the people to work for the common cause of the continent.

He said that became worse with coming of colonialist who divided Africans even more and colonized them.

He expressed disappointment however, that even the post independence leaders did not do much to unite Africans and instead in most cases divided them on tribal and religious basis making the continent more polarized.

The NRM Chairman urged the NRM Women’s League leaders led by their National Chairperson Mrs. Lydia Wanyoto Mutende to work for national unity and shun anybody who promotes sectarianism of any kind.

“You as Movement Women leaders should not tolerate any one who promotes sectarianism and attempt to disunite Ugandans, not even whispering a sectarian word should be tolerated. Just tell them off that you are evil, short-sighted, satanic and against the interests of Uganda” he said.

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Museveni urged the Movement Women’s League to take the message of poverty eradication to the masses noting that poverty in the country is the major challenge the country is faced with.

NRM women leaders pose for a photo with President Museveni and First Lady Janet Museveni
NRM women leaders pose for a photo with President Museveni and First Lady Janet Museveni

The President noted that if all Ugandans were involved in production especially in commercial agriculture, the population would raise their earnings and get rid of poverty. He said that as the population gets out of poverty the other problems such as unemployment would also be overcome.

He further said that the Movement will devote a lot of energies on skilling Ugandans noting that the major cause of unemployment in the country is having an elite population that lacks practical skills to produce goods and services.

In her remarks, Mrs. Museveni commended the NRM Women’s League for being true mothers of Uganda and leading the campaign of the NRM, which is centered, on national unity, peace and prosperity.

“NRM is the only party that stands for unity and peace and it has worked hard for peace which has made Uganda the island of peace in the region. And am happy that the mothers of Uganda have stood up and are firm to safe guard this peace,” she said.

Mrs. Lydia Wanyoto Mutende on behalf of the women’s league commended the President and the NRM government for emancipating women of Uganda and said that it was the reason the women of Uganda greatly support the Movement.
Rwanda and Uganda are the first East African countries to become members of Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), sildenafil http://cprescue.com/wp-admin/includes/class-theme-upgrader-skin.php a leading development finance institution for infrastructure projects in Africa, rx Chimp Corps report.

Officials said AFC is progressively aligning its country membership with its operational footprint, ask consistent with a carefully designed membership expansion strategy.

Rwanda, which signed the Corporation’s instrument of accession and acceptance of membership on 4 November and Uganda, which signed on 6 November bring the Corporation’s total members to 13.

AFC’s other members are: Cape Verde; Chad; Côte d’Ivoire; Gabon; the Gambia; Ghana; Guinea-Bissau; Guinea; Liberia; Nigeria and Sierra-Leone.

Uganda has in recent years embarked on aggressive infrastructural projects such as the railway line which will be shared by Rwanda, Kenya and South Sudan.

The accession of these countries marks a significant milestone in AFC’s mission to address Africa’s pressing infrastructure needs and build the foundations for robust economic development across the continent, officials revealed.

To date the Corporation has invested US$2.6 billion in projects across 24 African countries and in a wide range of sectors including power, telecommunications, transport and logistics, natural resources and heavy industries.

Andrew Alli, CEO of AFC, commented on the announcement: “By improving the infrastructure of these fast-emerging East African economies we hope to facilitate closer intraregional trade links, a goal that can only be achieved if the adequate transport, telecommunications networks and power supply are in place. This is where AFC steps in, and we are excited by the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.”

He added: “Lack of essential infrastructure remains a critical constraint across Africa; for example, over 620 million people do not have access to reliable electricity. AFC works closely with both public and private institutions to develop innovative financing solutions for large scale infrastructure projects in Africa and oversees the whole project cycle, from concept to completion.”

Uganda and Rwanda are forecast to maintain positive growth rates over the coming years, with the IMF predicting 5.6 percent and 7 percent GDP growth in 2015 respectively.

Rwanda’s pivotal geographical location at the intersection between East and South has made it a commercial centre bridging the two regions.

Improving the quality of infrastructure is a priority for the governments of these countries.

The government of Uganda, for example, plans to implement an US $11 billion program over the next ten years utilizing both the public and private sector, to upgrade the country’s power and transport infrastructure in particular.

Ministers speak out

Hon. Matia Kasaija, the Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development of Uganda, stated that “Uganda is pleased to be one of the first East African Countries to become Members of African Finance Corporation (AFC).”

Kasaija pointed out that AFC is bringing innovation to the development and financing of infrastructure on the continent.

“In line with the EAC’s strategy of ensuring that Partner States’ provide basic infrastructure as one of the Operational Principles of the Community (Article 7 (b)); we are looking forward to stronger presence of AFC in the East African region and particularly in Uganda,” he observed.

He further added that Uganda’s partnership with AFC will go a long way in helping the Government to attain the Uganda’s Vision 2040 Strategy of “A Transformed Ugandan Society from a Peasant to a Modern and Prosperous Country within 30 years.”

The Rwandan Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Mr Claver Gatete, commented on Rwanda joining AFC: “I am delighted to officially announce Rwanda as the first East African member country of the Africa Finance Corporation, a development institution well known for its capability of providing innovative financing solutions to large infrastructure projects on the continent.”

As one of largest financers and developers of infrastructure in Africa, AFC is placed to help improve the quality of East Africa’s infrastructure, enabling the region to capitalize on its strategic position and strong growth prospects.
Rwanda and Uganda are the first East African countries to become members of Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), visit web http://challengemetennis.com/wp-content/plugins/ml-slider/inc/slider/metaslider.nivo.class.php a leading development finance institution for infrastructure projects in Africa, link Chimp Corps report.

Officials said AFC is progressively aligning its country membership with its operational footprint, this site consistent with a carefully designed membership expansion strategy.

Rwanda, which signed the Corporation’s instrument of accession and acceptance of membership on 4 November and Uganda, which signed on 6 November bring the Corporation’s total members to 13.

AFC’s other members are: Cape Verde; Chad; Côte d’Ivoire; Gabon; the Gambia; Ghana; Guinea-Bissau; Guinea; Liberia; Nigeria and Sierra-Leone.

Uganda has in recent years embarked on aggressive infrastructural projects such as the railway line which will be shared by Rwanda, Kenya and South Sudan.

The accession of these countries marks a significant milestone in AFC’s mission to address Africa’s pressing infrastructure needs and build the foundations for robust economic development across the continent, officials revealed.

To date the Corporation has invested US$2.6 billion in projects across 24 African countries and in a wide range of sectors including power, telecommunications, transport and logistics, natural resources and heavy industries.

Andrew Alli, CEO of AFC, commented on the announcement: “By improving the infrastructure of these fast-emerging East African economies we hope to facilitate closer intraregional trade links, a goal that can only be achieved if the adequate transport, telecommunications networks and power supply are in place. This is where AFC steps in, and we are excited by the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.”

He added: “Lack of essential infrastructure remains a critical constraint across Africa; for example, over 620 million people do not have access to reliable electricity. AFC works closely with both public and private institutions to develop innovative financing solutions for large scale infrastructure projects in Africa and oversees the whole project cycle, from concept to completion.”

Uganda and Rwanda are forecast to maintain positive growth rates over the coming years, with the IMF predicting 5.6 percent and 7 percent GDP growth in 2015 respectively.

Rwanda’s pivotal geographical location at the intersection between East and South has made it a commercial centre bridging the two regions.

Improving the quality of infrastructure is a priority for the governments of these countries.

The government of Uganda, for example, plans to implement an US $11 billion program over the next ten years utilizing both the public and private sector, to upgrade the country’s power and transport infrastructure in particular.

Ministers speak out

Hon. Matia Kasaija, the Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development of Uganda, stated that “Uganda is pleased to be one of the first East African Countries to become Members of African Finance Corporation (AFC).”

Kasaija pointed out that AFC is bringing innovation to the development and financing of infrastructure on the continent.

“In line with the EAC’s strategy of ensuring that Partner States’ provide basic infrastructure as one of the Operational Principles of the Community (Article 7 (b)); we are looking forward to stronger presence of AFC in the East African region and particularly in Uganda,” he observed.

He further added that Uganda’s partnership with AFC will go a long way in helping the Government to attain the Uganda’s Vision 2040 Strategy of “A Transformed Ugandan Society from a Peasant to a Modern and Prosperous Country within 30 years.”

The Rwandan Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Mr Claver Gatete, commented on Rwanda joining AFC: “I am delighted to officially announce Rwanda as the first East African member country of the Africa Finance Corporation, a development institution well known for its capability of providing innovative financing solutions to large infrastructure projects on the continent.”

As one of largest financers and developers of infrastructure in Africa, AFC is placed to help improve the quality of East Africa’s infrastructure, enabling the region to capitalize on its strategic position and strong growth prospects.
The Africa Nations Championships kicked off in style on Saturday 16 with the hosts Rwanda record their first ever victory after beating Ivory Coast 1-0 at a full capacity Amahoro stadium in Kigali.

APR defender Emery Bayisenge separated the two teams with a heroic free kick at the stroke of the quarter hour.

Earlier on Ivorian defender Gagnon Badie brought down Celestin Ndayishimiye at the edge of the box.

Bayisenge took the responsibility and sent the free kick above the wall for the only goal of the game.

Bayisenge missed an opportunity to double the lead in the interval when he failed to send home from a penalty.

He had been fouled by Boua Koffo during a corner kick altercation in the box.

The victory is a perfect one for the hosts who go top of group A with three points, shop http://colosseo.com.br/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-site-user-endpoint.php two clear of Gabon and Morocco who played to a barren draw in the second encounter of the day.

Rwanda return into action on Wednesday against Gabon while Ivory Coast will seek to avoid another group stage failure as they lock horns with Morocco on the same day.

Action enters day two with group B fixtures heading to Butare at the Huye Stadium.

The first match will see Cecafa neighbours Ethiopia take on highly ranked DR Congo and later on Angola and Cameroun.

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