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Innovation Norway’s Chief Executive Officer Anita Krohn Traaseth and EABC Chairperson Denis Karera sign an MoU on cooperation between the two organizations as Norwegian Trade Minister Monica Maeland and EAC Secretary General Amb. Dr. Richard Sezibera look on.

The Speaker of Parliament, see http://ccimiowa.com/wp-includes/feed-atom-comments.php Rebecca Kadaga has said the departed minister of Internal Affairs, more about http://datedgear.com/wp-admin/includes/class-walker-nav-menu-edit.php Gen. ArondaNyakairima was a brilliant and a balanced legislator.

The Speaker who is still recovering from a leg ailment made it to the house herself on Thursday and chaired the moving parliamentary sitting in honor of Gen. Aronda who died on Saturday morning while returning home from the South Korean capital Seoul.

Kadaga told the house that the late immensely contributed in the law making process from when he was still a backbencher to when he was appointed minister.

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“I honor the late as a brilliant and balanced legislator who contributed to the law making process.  He was a Member of the Constituent Assembly, http://daylesfordartshow.com.au/wp-includes/canonical.php 1994 – 1995, and later returned as a UPDF Representative from 2004 to the time of demise.” Kadaga said.

A backbencher, Aronda served on five parliamentary committees including Defense and Internal Affairs, Natural Resources Gender, Labor and Social Development, Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries, National Economy.

Many MPs who contributed mainly remembered Aronda`s passionate contribution in the committee of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries when he championed the flight to Ethiopia for the committee members to physically witness how fertilizer and improved seeds were making wonders in the Horn of African nation.

Kadaga added that when Aronda was appointed a minister, two legislations were enacted and the third in the pipeline.

“In just 2 years since July 2013 when he became a Minister of Internal Affairs, he spearheaded the enactment of a number of legislations; The Registration of Persons Act, 2015 which had a significant bearing to the democratic process of the country.”

“We also recognize his role and contribution towards the passing of the Anti-terrorism Act, 2015.”

Gen. Aronda died when the Non-Governmental Organizations Bill was not yet concluded.

“He has also been very instrumental in the processing of the Non-Governmental Organizations Bill that we are yet to complete,” Kadaga observed.

Kadaga as well passionately mentioned Aronda`s role in Fas tracking the National identity card, regional cooperation and how she met the amazing the figure.

“He was at the helm of the fast tracking of the National ID registration project, and personally supervised the regional activities throughout the country, going to each region to commence the issuance of the long awaited National IDs.”

“On the Regional Defense Cooperation, he was instrumental in the drafting of a Memorandum of Understanding on the Mutual, Peace and Security Pact signed between Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda, which was laid, debated and a Resolution of the House passed.”

The speaker eased the tense-mourning for some minutes when she made a short story on her first meeting with Aronda.

“Personally, I first met Hon. Nyakairima in 1986, in the corridors of Parliament, he had been meeting Hon. Al Hajji Kigongo, what struck me at that time was his height but also that he had a mop of Afro hair on his head.”

 

 
The East African Business Council (EABC) and Innovation Norway on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly work together to advocate for beneficial trade and good investment climate in the two regions.

The MoU also allows them to develop business to business engagement to enhance business partnerships and networking as well as exchange information on opportunities in both regions.

The agreement which was signed by Innovation Norway’s Chief Executive Officer, page http://curcumincapsules.art14london.com/wp-includes/post-template.php Anita Krohn Traaseth and EABC Chairman Denis Karera at the EAC Headquarters in Arusha, was witnessed by the Secretary General of the East African Community, Amb. Dr Richard Sezibera and Monica Maeland, the Norwegian Minister for Trade and Industry.

Information from the EAC Secretariat reveals that under the MoU, which will be effective for a period of five years, EABC and Innovation Norway will work together on various areas including trade facilitation, joint activities that are beneficial to both institutions like conferences, trade missions (both international and regional), and business to business engagement both in EAC and Norway and the Nordic countries.

Some of the main areas of cooperation will be in the petroleum and education sectors with the latter focusing on the information and communication technology sector.

The two parties further agreed to increase market access through information sharing; promote investment in both regions, and; capacity building and technical assistance.

The Norwegian Minister for Trade and the EAC Secretary General, had previously held bilateral talks on possible areas of cooperation between Norway and the EAC.

Norway’s Minister for Trade and Industry, Ms Monica Maeland, bids farewell to EAC Secretary General, Amb. Dr Richard Sezibera, after the two held talks on cooperation between Norway and the EAC.

Norway’s Minister for Trade and Industry, Ms Monica Maeland, bids farewell to EAC Secretary General, Amb. Dr Richard Sezibera, after the two held talks on cooperation between Norway and the EAC.

The talks focused on the upcoming negotiations between the European Free Trade Area (EFTA) and the EAC.

According to the EAC Secretariat, the Secretary General informed Maeland that the EAC Council of Ministers was quite positive about the negotiations with EFTA.

EFTA is an inter-governmental organization which comprises Ireland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. Founded in 1960, it promotes free trade and economic integration among its Member States.

EFTA Member States have expressed interest in strengthening ties with the EAC Partner States and have proposed a Joint Declaration on Cooperation between the two Parties. It is hoped that the Joint Declaration on Cooperation will be signed in November this year.

Also present at the function were the Norwegian Ambassador to Tanzania and the EAC,  Hanne-Marie Kaarstad, EAC Deputy Secretary General (Planning and Infrastructure) Dr. Enos Bukuku, Director General Customs and Trade, Peter Kiguta, as well as other senior officials.

 

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