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Uganda Fronts Dr. Kabayo for Commissioner at AUC

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Dr. John Kabayo

Uganda has fronted Dr. John Kabayo to compete in the race for the Commissioner for Human Resources, Science and Technology at the African Union Commission.

The AUC assembly which will sit in Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa is expected to appoint two commissioners of the Africa Union Commission this week.

On top of the Commissioner for Human Resources, Science and Technology, the assembly will also appoint the commissioner for Economic Affairs and four members of the advisory board on Corruption.

Head of state President Yoweri Museveni has already arrived in the Ethiopian Capital Addis Ababa for the 29th Ordinary Session of the assembly.

Museveni together with Minister Janet arrive in Addis Ababa

Museveni together with Minister Janet arrive in Addis Ababa

The President who is accompanied by the First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports Janet Kataha Museveni were received at Bole International airport by Ethiopia’s Chief of Protocol Esayas Gotta, the Permanent Secretary of Uganda’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Patrick Mugoya, Uganda’s Charge d’Affairs in Ethiopia and the African Union, Ambassador Idule Amoko and other senior government and embassy officials.

The two-day assembly chaired by The President of Guinea H.E Alpha Conde, is being held under the theme, “Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through Investment in Youth.”

Later President Museveni is expected to address a meeting on Aids Watch Africa (AWA) on the Presidential Leadership: Fast Track to End HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria”.

Minister Janet handed a bouquet at Bole International airport

Minister Janet handed a bouquet at Bole International airport

He is expected to speak alongside other Presidents including, the President of Guinea, Prof. Alpha Conde; the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Hailemariam Desalagn; the President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma and the King of Swaziland Mswati III.

Among other things, the assembly is expected to discuss reports of the Peace and Security Council on the state of peace in Africa and the implementation of the master roadmap of practical steps to silence guns in Africa by the year 2020.

Rwandan President Paul Kagame is also expected to table a report on institutional reforms of the Africa Union.

The AU is a continental organization consisting of all the 55 countries on the African continent, launched in July 2002 in Durban South Africa, replacing the Organization of African Union (OAU).

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