Nairobi, 26 June 2018

President Kagame today attended the 14th Northern Corridor Integration Projects (NCIP) Summit in Kenya’s capital Nairobi hosted by President Kenyatta.

“I thank President Kenyatta for hosting and re-convening us after a two-year break to continue with the momentum we had started for our region, coming together and working on joint projects for the benefit of our countries and people. We had made headway in bringing government, businesses, local and foreign investors in partnership to enable these projects that are important to the development of our citizens. There is always going to be a lot of work to do but this moment provides an opportunity to re-examine what has been done and what we still need to do.”

Also in attendance was President Museveni of Uganda and South Sudan’s Presidential Advisor on Economic Affairs Aggrey Tisa Sabuni who will represent President Salva Kiir. Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi and Ethiopia attended the summit as observers.

Preceded by the Senior Officials and Ministerial Meetings, the Summit reviewed the progress made in the implementation of various commitments under the Northern Corridor Integration Projects. In addition the Summit underscored the importance of accelerating socio-economic transformation, industrialization and creation of employment opportunities for citizens.

Northern Corridor Integration Projects Summit will be held once every four months. Respective Ministers will ensure that cluster meetings are held once every two months to effectively follow up on implementation of Summit directives.

First held in June 2013, the Northern Corridor is the transport corridor linking Uganda, Rwanda, South Sudan and Kenya. The Northern Corridor Integration Projects initiative is designed to fast track the implementation of the projects identified.