Rwanda and Uganda will continue to strengthen bilateral ties on diverse matters, officials from the two countries said as celebrations to mark the 54th Independence anniversary of Uganda in Kigali, were held on Saturday.
Speaking during the celebrations, the Ugandan High Commissioner to Rwanda, Richard Kabonero, lauded the governments of both countries for the cooperation that has facilitated tremendous growth, noting that there is need for the two countries to further strengthen their cooperation on such issues as development support, trade and investment.
“At 54 years as a nation, we are proud of the achievements we have gained on the road to transforming our country, the modern industrial society, we recognise that the journey is far from over, that we must protect and consolidate our independence through education and hard work. Uganda assures you of the steadfast and unwavering support for President (Paul) Kagame as he assumes the supervision of the reforms within the African Union and laud Rwanda on the increased close security operations with our security and police agencies which has resulted in combating transboundary crime and terrorist attacks” he said.
The envoy commended regional leaders for their commitment to the Northern Corridor projects framework that has accelerated the deepening of regional integration.
“There is progress in the standard gauge railway with the need to expedite the bankable projects and we look forward to the completion of feasibility study for the Nairobi-Kampala-Kigali line and then funding. We are also looking forward to the launching of the Mirama hills -Kagitumba one-stop border post which has been completed,” Kabonero said.