Museveni opens new Ugandan Embassy complex in Kigali

President Yoweri Museveni unveiling Uganda's new multi-billion shilling mansion in the Rwandan capital, Kigali

President Yoweri Museveni unveiling Uganda’s new multi-billion shilling mansion in the Rwandan capital, Kigali

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has officially opened Uganda’s new High Commission building in the Rwandan capital Kigali, a move he said will save his country millions.

“With our own embassy building in Rwanda, government will save 400 mUGX that would otherwise be spent on rent, “said the Ugandan leader while opening the Shs 8bn building in Kacyiru,a Kigali city suburb on Thursday .

President Museveni was accompanied by Ugandan Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa, the Ugandan Ambassador to Rwanda, Hon. Charles Kabonero and several other senior Rwandan and Ugandan government officials.

Museveni, who was in Rwanda to attend the Northern Corridor Integration Projects Summit (NCIP) also commended his Rwandan counterpart President Paul Kagame for ensuring stability in his country and said that Uganda will offer its support for regional integration programmes. “Your government is now capable; it has ensured peace. We need your support to move Uganda to a middle-income country” Museveni said.

At the Northern Corridor Integration Projects meeting, Ethiopian Foreign Minister Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced Ethiopia’s application to join the initiative and said that the integration of our region will help integrate and unite our continent.

President Kagame welcomed Ethiopia as a full member of the Northern Corridor Integration Projects Summit. The regional leaders also spent time discussing the progress of 14 existing projects, emerging issues, and challenges for regional development.