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Uganda to build embassy in Kigali

By Vision Reporter

Added 4th October 2009 03:00 AM

AFTER decades without a permanent home in Rwanda, the Ugandan government is set to construct a three-storeyed modern embassy in Kigali. Construction is estimated to cost sh4b.

AFTER decades without a permanent home in Rwanda, the Ugandan government is set to construct a three-storeyed modern embassy in Kigali. Construction is estimated to cost sh4b.

By Beatrice Batamuliza
in Kigali, Rwanda


AFTER decades without a permanent home in Rwanda, the Ugandan government is set to construct a three-storeyed modern embassy in Kigali. Construction is estimated to cost sh4b.

Uganda’s ambassador to Rwanda Richard Kabonero said the construction was awaiting submission of bids by architectural firms and work plans.

Speaking in an interview, Kabonero said building an embassy would save the Government over $150,000 (about sh), which is paid in rent for the embassy offices every year. He disclosed that the construction is funded under the foreign affairs ministry budget.

Kabonero explained that the project was approved by the foreign affairs and finance inter-ministerial committee, which encouraged the mission to obtain property as another investment opportunity.

“The new structure would provide larger office space to exhibit our export promotion and investments opportunities,” he said.

The project is the first Ugandan investment in Rwanda.

Construction of the building, which will also house some embassy staff, will take between two to three years to complete. The ground-breaking ceremony is expected to take place in November.

The embassy will sit on a 0.7-acre Plot secured from the Kagera Basin Organisation when it was dissolved.

Meanwhile, the Ugandan embassy offices have been shifted from the city centre to spacious premises in the affluent Nyarutarama suburb of Kigali.

Uganda to build embassy in Kigali

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