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At least 20, viagra buy http://ccalliance.org/wp-content/plugins/sitepress-multilingual-cms/inc/template-constants.php 000 Ugandans are projected to benefit from a US$200m (about Shs530bn) housing project after the Government identified and secured a total of 650 acres of land in various parts of the country to implement it starting next year.

The Prime Minister, ask http://cfsk.org/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/likes.php Dr Ruhakana Rugunda received the project implementation team from the Nairobi-based Shelter Afrique (SAf), http://context-beermann.de/templates/context_beermann/warp/layouts/modules/templates/1-3-1.php a pan-African finance institution, led by its Managing Director, James Mugerwa in Kampala on Tuesday.

The team, which included its Business Development Director, Mouhamadou Gueye, was ushered by the Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Daudi Migereko who briefed the Prime Minister about the project, and the ministry’s Director of Housing, Ambassador Agnes Kadama Kalibbala.

“Our people do not have decent accommodation but they try to put up houses on their own,” Dr Rugunda noted. He welcomed the multi-million dollar project, describing it as a precursor for bigger ventures.

Under the proposed five-year project, 4,000 commercial and social housing units and a number of schools, health centres and waste management facilities will be constructed on land owned by the Uganda Land Commission and that owned privately.

“If we had many such big and well supported institutions we could have our people get comfortable accommodation at affordable rates and without a hassle,” the Prime Minister said.

The project will be implemented by SAf in partnership with the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, backed by 44 member countries, the African Development Bank and Africa Reinsurance Company which have controlling interests in the organisation.

SAf, also known as the Company for Habitat and Housing in Africa, was founded in 1982 to exclusively support the development of affordable housing and real estate sector in Africa.


Mugerwa said through its strategic partnerships, SAf undertook similar but bigger projects in Rwanda and Kenya, adding that in Uganda it would fund construction and facilitate mortgages to the beneficiaries, a line of credit with finance institutions.

Ambassador Kalibbala said the ground breaking ceremony for the project was scheduled for early next year. The project will be implemented under a public-private partnership with the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development.

Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda has commended the government of Canada for support and partnership with Uganda and her neighbours in the fight against terrorism.

The Premier said international coordination by all stakeholders could break the backbone of terrorism across the world.

He made the remarks on Tuesday while receiving the Canadian High Commissioner to Uganda, advice http://cooperativasanitas.com/modules/mod_fpss/mod_fpss/templates/jj-obs/template_css.php David Angell who is based in Nairobi, search http://decisionpro.biz/templates/yoo_revista/warp/systems/joomla/config/elements/config.php Kenya.

During the meeting at the Office of the Prime Minister, pharmacy Premier Rugunda hailed the cordial relationship that has existed between Uganda and Canada since 1962.

Canada, which has a consulate in Kampala, is focused on laying a firm foundation for lasting peace in Uganda and the broader region.

Canada’s Parliament was recently attacked by a gunman, fatally wounding a government soldier.

The country has been participating in the war against ISIL, a terrorist group whose atrocities in Iraq and Syria have disturbed the world.

She was among the principal supporters of the peace process during the Lord’s Resistance Army insurgency of Joseph Kony.

The Premier also thanked Canada for supporting Uganda in the area of defence. Canada offers military training opportunities for the Uganda People’s Defense Forces, and both countries signed a memorandum of understanding on the deployment of formed Police Units to the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).

The Premier and his guest also discussed ways of improving the trade and investment opportunities that exist between the two countries. Ugandan imports from Canada include textiles and machinery, while her exports there are mostly coffee and fish.

Uganda and Canada are currently considering a proposal to initiate and establish a Joint Permanent Commission to further enhance cooperation and bilateral relations

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