Museveni, Kagame, Uhuru List East Africa's Priorities

Presidents_Paul_Kagame__Yoweri_Museveni__and_Uhuru_Kenyatta_at_State_House_Entebbe_on_Tuesday_morning_368247783 geneva;”>viagra 40mg sans-serif;”>5:11pm: Museveni says “even if you are two or three, the lord will hear your prayers,” in response to a question from a journalist wondering how the resolutions of the trilateral talks can be perceived as those of the East African region without the presence of Tanzania.

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5:10pm: Museveni says “we shall see how to catch up” with Rwanda and Kenya which no longer require work permits from investors.

5:10pm: Museveni further notes the East African region will soon eliminate all non-trade barriers to boost regional trade. There shall be meeting every two months to evaluate the terms agreed upon..with the first meeting in Nairobi and another in Kigali.

5:08pm: Uhuru says gov’t wil review mechanisms of compensating traders who lost goods during post 2007 presidential election violence.

5:06pm: Rwanda will fast-track customs, single tourism visa and EAC Identity Card projects.

5:00pm: Electricity generation and oil pipeline issues to be handled by Kenya.

4:58pm: Kutesa says responsibilities distributed among Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda.

4:55pm: Kutesa further notes that during the trilateral talks it was agreed there was need to form single tourists visas.

4:52pm: The Minister states that leaders agreed to implement the East African Identity card and fast-track EAC integration.

4:49pm: Kutesa says it was agreed to form single customs territories to facilitate trade across the region

4:46pm: Foreign Affairs Minister Sam Kutesa opens presser after introduction remarks by Uganda Media Centre boss Ofwono Opondo.

Kutesa says Museveni, Kenyatta yesterday agreed to revamp existing railway network and build two oil pipelines.

The first oil pipe line will start from Mombasa – Eldoret to Uganda and then be extended to Rwanda. Another pipeline would be constructed for crude oil and this will be between Kenya, Uganda and South Sudan ending up in Port of Lamu.

12:06pm: Presidents Yoweri Museveni, Paul Kagame and Uhuru Kenyatta in a closed door meeting ahead of the presser.

12:00pm: Journalists are taking seats and positioning their cameras ahead of the presser

11:59am: Presidents Yoweri Museveni, Paul Kagame of Rwanda and Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta are set to address a press conference today at State House, Entebbe.

The trio is also expected to hold talks on infrastructural development in the East African region during the course of the day.


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