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rx geneva; font-size: small;”>Kagame was received on Wednesday at Entebbe International Airport by high ranking Ugandan government officials who included Foreign Affairs Minister Sam Kutesa and his Presidency counterpart, Frank Tumwebaze.
Others included Inspector General of Police Lt Gen Kale Kayihura and Deputy Foreign Minister Okello Oryem.
More than 40 countries and 500 delegates are participating in the conference held under the theme: “Developmental Local Government: Putting Local Government at the heart of development.”
The conference is looking at decentralisation as a strategy for ensuring that development meets the needs of local communities.
It is also exploring progress made across the Commonwealth and considering how a decentralised approach can more effectively anchor development where it is most needed – in the villages, towns and cities – whilst still reflecting national development strategies for growth.
The function is expected to shape international thinking and influence policy leaders, including inputting into the post-2015 development agenda and the 2013 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).
Speaking at the conference on Tuesday, President Museveni said Uganda introduced decentralization to strengthen local government as a way of empowering communities to participate in development.
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa said that local government plays a vital role in strengthening democracy as democratic governance impacts most on through these institutions which bring government to their doorstep.
Addressing guests at the same function, Dr Richard Sezibera, Secretary-General of the East African Community thanked local governments of East Africa for supporting the EAC integration process.