President in Kenya for Northern Corridor infrastructure project

Friday 2nd May 2014

President Yoweri Museveni is in Nairobi, Kenya to attend a one-day Northern Corridor Integration Projects Summit.

The President was seen off at Entebbe International Airport this morning by Vice-President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi.

Others at the airport included the Head of Public Service, Mr. John Mitala, the Deputy Chief of Defence Forces, Lt. General Julius Angina, Assistant Inspector General of Police, Mr. Asan Kasingye and the Commissioner General of Uganda Prisons, Dr. Johnson Byabashaija.

The Northern Corridor project connects the Kenyan port city of Mombasa to Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Ituri province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

The Northern Corridor is particularly important as it passes through the most economically active area of East Africa - especially the area north of Lake Victoria, which is home to the main concentration of East African agriculture, still the biggest sector in the region by far.

The previous summits saw the commissioning of Berth 19, a project anticipated to increase capacity of the Kenyan port to serve the entire region and the launching of the single customs territory. 

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