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Rwanda Referendum an Expression of Democracy – Ambassador Mugambage

Kenya will host the second high-level meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation, website like this http://comfortzonetoronto.com/wp-includes/ms-files.php President Uhuru Kenyatta has said.

The President made the announcement at State House, buy Nairobi, medicine when he met members of the steering committee who briefed him on the preparation of the meeting slated for November 23-24, 2016.

This will be the first time the meeting is held in Africa.

Kenya will also next year host the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD), another high profile development forum that will attract investment and boost tourism.

The Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation is a political forum that brings together governments, bilateral and multilateral organisations, civil society and representatives of parliaments, the private sector, financial institutions and trade unions, among other organisations, to discuss development.

It offers a common approach to development cooperation based on ownership by nations, focus on results, inclusive growth, transparency and accountability.

President Kenyatta expressed optimism that the meeting that next year will consolidate global efforts in poverty alleviation.

He called on all those involved to provide the necessary support to ensure the meeting is successful.

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“It is important to cultivate this global approach to addressing challenges including climate change, terrorism and poverty alleviation,” President Kenyatta said.

Dutch Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Minister Lilliane Ploumen – who is the co-chair of the Nairobi meeting – assured President Kenyatta of her team’s support in ensuring the meeting is successful.

Signing of Sh15 Billion Loan Agreement From China

President Kenyatta also witnessed the signing of three agreements that will see China extend Sh15.241 billion support to Kenya.

Kenyatta witnessed the signing of three agreements that will see China extend Sh15.241 billion support to Kenya
Kenyatta witnessed the signing of three agreements that will see China extend Sh15.241 billion support to Kenya

The agreements – signed by National Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich and Chinese Minister for Commerce Gao Hucheng, were on a Sh10.358 billion Concession Loan for the implementation of the National Optic Fibre Backbone Infrastructure Extension Project (NOFBI) Phase Two, Sh4.781 billion grant for the construction of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs headquarters and a Certificate of Acceptance for a $1 million (Sh102 million) grant to support Kenya in hosting the World Trade Organisation meeting which is ongoing.

President Kenyatta expressed the need for a Kenya-China joint ministerial mechanism to monitor projects implemented through their cooperation that are in line with President Xi Jinping’s $60 billion 10-point development plan for Africa announced at the Johannesburg Africa-China Summit.

“This will help ensure better implementation of the projects and give meaning to the Kenya-China partnership,” President Kenyatta said.

He said Kenya was keen on using the grants and interest-free loans provided by China in the modernisation of health equipment and hospitals across the country as well as construction of stadia for the benefit of the young people.

On his part, Mr. Gao said in addition to supporting Kenya in energy, infrastructure, agriculture, education and health, china was also keen on promoting Kenya’s efforts in wildlife protection.
The Rwandan Ambassador to Uganda, pilule http://chatterblast.com/wp-admin/includes/plugin-install.php Frank Mugambage has described today’s referendum to amend the neighboring country’s constitution, http://dan-caragea.ro/wp-includes/plugin.php as an expression of mature democracy and a culture that has been inculcated  in Rwandans to always take part in the affairs of their country.

Rwandans living in Uganda line for verification of their documents before casting their votes
Rwandans living in Uganda line for verification of their documents before casting their votes

Rwandans in the Diaspora today went to the polls to vote in the referendum on a constitutional amendment which would allow President Paul Kagame to serve a third term.

In Uganda, http://crewftlbr.org/wp-admin/includes/class-file-upload-upgrader.php Rwandans live from different parts of the country gathered at the Rwanda High Commission in Kampala to cast their ballot.

Casting the ballot
Casting the ballot

“Given the country’s background and its current status, it is reasonable to give Rwandans a chance to make a choice on what they feel is best for their country,” Mugambage told Chimpreports at the embassy offices.

“Rwandans have come from several parts of Uganda to vote on the draft constitution suggesting reforms which among others seek to allow continuity of the current leadership of President Paul Kagame.”

About 10,000 Rwandese living in Uganda were expected to take part in the Referendum
About 10,000 Rwandese living in Uganda were expected to take part in the Referendum

Mugambage explained that referendum would decide to either continue with the current constitution or have the amendments captured.

He added that the draft constitution came up after several petitions from within and outside the country, calling for constitutional amendments to have the current leadership maintained.

City businessman Siridion speaking to Chimpreports after casting his ballot
City businessman Siridion speaking to Chimpreports after casting his ballot

The Ambassador revealed that close to 10, 000 Rwandans living in Uganda are expected to participate in the elections which are ending Thursday at midnight.

Rwandans outside the High Commission
Rwandans outside the High Commission

“We are experiencing a peaceful, free and fair election exercise where all Rwandan citizens are allowed to cast their vote; the requirements needed include a voters’ card, the National ID and the Consular Card.”

 

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