Ugandas Minister of Water, Sam Cheptoris was among the ministers that marched through the streets of Addis Ababa as part of the efforts to raise public awareness on the need for sustainable management of the Nile water resources.
Since 2011, the Nile Project with its music has emerged as one of the options available. It is hoped that through music, it will promote change at grassroots connecting the people in the Nile Basin. The performers under the Nile Project were among the hundreds of participants at the just concluded Nile Basin Development Forum in Kigali. We captured the performance in pictures.
The two-day deliberations in Kampala and Entebbe were aimed at rallying all the 11 Nile Basin countries to own the controversial Entebbe Agreement also known as the Nile Basin Cooperative Framework Agreement CFA.
Uganda is eager to see that all Nile riparian states sign and ratify the Cooperative Framework Agreement CFA, also known as the Entebbe Agreement. The agreement outlines principles, rights and obligations for cooperative management and development of the Nile Basin water resources.
The need for cooperation has been re-echoed by the Nile Basin Initiative NBI Executive Director, Innocent Ntabana as the world celebrates World Water Day. Ntabana while addressing journalists at Serena Hotel in Kampala, said it is important for leaders and citizens of countries sharing the Nile to work together to avoid conflicts that would emerge regarding utilisation of the Nile natural resources for long term development.