Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta and Prime Minister of Ethiopia, symptoms http://contraboli.ro/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/functions.global.php Mr Hailemariam Desalegn, buy http://chimpreports.com/elections/wp-includes/class-wp-customize-section.php on Monday oversaw the signing of a pact between Kenya and Ethiopia to transform their shared border regions into bridges for development.
The pact signed in the border town of Moyale aims to empower the local communities in order to bridge the isolation gap that has been a barrier to development by fostering peace through prosperity.
Among the programmes that will be implemented by the two governments in conjunction with the United Nations include capacity building projects; creation of alternative livelihoods; cross-border trade aimed at reducing poverty and inequality; improving education and health facilities; creation of more employment opportunities and efficient utilization of natural resources.
Another pillar of the plan of the Cross-Border Integrated Programme for Sustainable Peace and Socio-economic Transformation –Marsabit County and Borana Zone, pilule Ethiopia— which has already started with a funding of KSh20 billion from the United Nations, is to make the region is peace building and conflict management initiatives.
The objective of the plan to transform the region includes increasing opportunities for trade, investment and tourism. It also includes improvement of infrastructure and the facilitation of cross-border movement of people.
President Uhuru Kenyatta underscored the need for cooperation between Kenya and Ethiopia in addressing the needs of the border communities and emphasizing cross-border management of resources.
“We know that our prosperity and security demand cooperation between the two countries. We have learned from the past: we can no longer make policy about our resources without considering our neighbour’s legitimate interests, and doing what we can to accommodate them” he said.
“That way, we avoid wastage, while building on each other’s strengths. That is what our brotherhood requires of us.”
Prime Minister Desalegn said Ethiopia attaches importance to cooperation with Kenya and is determined to see the joint efforts succeed.
“The leadership of Kenya has for decades demonstrated its faith in Ethiopia and we are building on that foundation, which was laid down by our forefathers,” he said.
The Prime Minister said Ethiopia will place a lot of emphasis on ensuring the effort to bring development to the border region succeeds to create prosperity for the local community.
PM Desalegn said the ties between Kenya and Ethiopia have strengthened under President Kenyatta’s leadership. “You are a strong leader for the benefit of both our countries,” he said.
On his part President Kenyatta said the friendship between Kenya and Ethiopia is old and strong.
“Our bond is as strong now as it was then. Together we have worked to defend Africa’s cause abroad and at home” said the President.
“The project we launch today, therefore, is only the latest instance of cooperation between our two countries. That is why, Ladies and Gentlemen, we are confident that we will succeed”
The UN Resident Coordinator Ms Nardos Bekele-Thomas said the Moyale region will be a pillar for development if the new plans become successful.
She said Moyale has the potential to become the future Dubai of the Horn of Africa if the local communities abandon conflicts and embrace development.
The agreement was signed on behalf of the two countries by the Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs Amina Mohamed and Ethiopia’s Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom.
Cabinet Secretaries Gen (Rtd) Joseph Nkaissery (Internal Security), Hassan Wario (Sports) and Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua attended the function.
Governor Ukur Yattani said the Marsabit County government will play its role in ensuring the project succeeds. Governors from Isiolo, Mandera, Wajir and Tana River, Senators and MPs attended the function.
President Museveni has for the first time broken silence about his Senior Presidential adviser on Media Affairs Tamale Mirundi just a day after authorities lifted a suspension on his reappearance on radio and television stations.
Mirundi has for the past one week been in the media after the Uganda Communication Commission boss Godfrey Mutabazi halted his radio and TV programs for using abusive language to attack government officials, pilule http://crfg.org/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/includes/class-wc-auth.php Mengo, remedy http://crownheights.info/wp-admin/includes/class-automatic-upgrader-skin.php the Catholic Church and other members of the public.
Responding to a question from journalists on Tuesday at the Soroti state lodge, http://curarlaimpotencia.com/wp-includes/class-wp-http-encoding.php Museveni said that though he is not well conversed with what has been said by Mirundi, speaking ill about others is not good.
“If I hit you with a blow, it is a crime where I can be arrested and detained. It is the same way if I offend people with word. It is an offence to say bad things about people,” said Museveni.
“The Bible says the tongue is poisonous .You should not use it badly,” he added.
The president however clarified that he would be looking into the matter to get well versed with what has been said as the bad words being spoken by the self-acclaimed barking dog of the president.
“I don’t know what he says and the details but I have heard some people have been asking him not to talk about others because it is not good.”
Mirundi’s lethal attacks on people has won him praises from moderates and sparked anger among conservatives.
Mutabazi on Monday allowed Mirundi to return to the airwaves after receiving assurance that he would avoid offensive language.
During the meeting in Kampala yesterday, Mirundi regretted his previous mistakes and promised to reform.