As a means of intensifying the spirit of integration within the region, the EAC armed forces have resolved to sponsor the construction of a maternity ward at Ivunamba health center II, two classroom blocks each at St. Mary’s Nsuube and Bukaya primary schools respectively.
Addressing members of armed forces and selected civilians from the EAC member states ahead of the two weeks joint field training exercise at Gaddaffi barracks in Jinja on Friday, Elwelu said that the region is faced with evolving modern security threats, which are better addressed through synergies from the affected countries.
The delegates have also unanimously agreed to conduct the exercise within Jinja city between 25th,May and 7th, June 2022, as a means of according the participating countries enough time to plan for the FTX.
Fred Mukasa Mbidde served as EALA Representative before and during Mfumukeko’s term. He says that it was his managerial skills that were more of a problem to his leadership than the people he had to serve.
Mfumukeko lists a number of achievements during his term, in various areas like agriculture, health transport, energy and trade and investment.
Magufuli, 61, died on Wednesday at a hospital in Dar es Salaam. His death was announced by the then Vice President Samia Suhulu. Today, President Museveni visited the Tanzanian High Commission to pay tribute to Magufuli where he signed a condolence book.
Some of the MPs Uganda Radio Network spoke to, say that Magufuli was a patriot who put his country first and was a man of action who developed the economy of Tanzania, while others say he violated human rights and was turning into an authoritarian leader.
It is anticipated that the Monetary Union, the third pillar in the EAC Integration, will be in place in 2024 with the introduction of a common currency and the establishment of a regional central bank.
Before the meeting, Members of the East African Legislative Assembly threatened to boycott the sittings over arrears including delayed salaries of three months. The legislators also claim up to USD 2 million for the meetings they have attended online since the pandemic broke out, including USD 400 each as transport and USD 160 for sitting allowance.
The University had been directed to halt admissions in the two courses for lack of appropriate infrastructure and equipment early this year following the third joint inspection of medical and dental schools and teaching hospitals in Uganda carried out from 10 to 14 February 2020 by the East African Community-EAC Joint National Medical and Dental Practitioners’ Council.
Uganda has returned up to 145 truck drivers who tested positive to their countries, an act that contradicts a recommendation by the World Health Organisation that those who test positive are treated and counted as a case in the country. Uganda has also expunged from its caseload, the numbers of all foreign truck drivers tested by Uganda Virus Research Institute, and lately from the border points.
When asked on why Angola had to come in to resolve the Rwanda-Uganda conflict, Maganda said that there is no clear resolution on conflict management in the EAC protocol which should help in internal conflicts.
Abura says that unlike domestic animals, fish species require the deployment of scientific technologies to sustain their continued existence in the Lake. He noted that there are now a number of cost-effective drones designed to cover a distance of 30 kilometres both in the space and under water.