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Nile Basin summit ends in Kampala

By John Semakula, Pascal Kwesiga

Added 23rd June 2017 08:57 AM

President Museveni presented the position on behalf of the other 10 member state in a press briefing at State House. But details of the resolutions of the summit were not given.

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Egyptian President Abdu Fattah Asis with his counterpart President Yoweri Museveni at State House Entebbe for the Nile Basin Summit. Photos by Roderick Ahimbazwe

President Museveni presented the position on behalf of the other 10 member state in a press briefing at State House. But details of the resolutions of the summit were not given.

The Nile Basin Heads of state summit held for the first time has ended in Kampala

The three-day summit ended on Thursday with member states agreeing to harness the world’s longest river in a bid to transform member states into modern nations.

 
President Museveni presented the position on behalf of the other 10 member state in a press briefing at State House. But details of the resolutions of the summit were not given.

Museveni, who was flanked by President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt and the Ethiopian Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn Boshe spoke passionately about the summit’s outcomes.

He said the summit generated brilliant ideas on how to utilize the Nile which has its source in Uganda to transform the 11 countries from their current Third World status to first world nations.

Ethiopian Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn Boshe(L) 

"We are saying we have to work together to transform the Nile Basin countries, do away with backwardness and industrialise the region," he said.

 Other countries - Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi, Sudan, DRC, Rwanda and South Sudan - were represented by vice presidents and ministers, respectively.

 But the summit ended with a number of questions unanswered on how member states would use the Nile in a peaceful and gainful way after Egypt refused to reach consensus with other member states.

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