Amb. Olivier Nduhungirehe has led the Rwandan delegation at the ongoing 35th Extra-Ordinary Meeting of the Council of Ministers taking place in Uganda’s capital, Kampala.
The 35th Extra-Ordinary Meeting of the Council is preparing for the 19th Ordinary EAC Heads of State Summit and are deliberating among others, the report of the Council to the Summit for the period May 2017 – February 2018.
Also on the agenda include; a report on the implementation of previous decisions of the Summit; sustainable financing mechanism for the East African Community; priority areas and activity plan for Republic of South Sudan (RSS)’s integration in EAC.
Amb. Nduhungirehe is Rwanda’s Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and East African Community. He is accompanied by Rwanda’s Justice Minister Johnston Busingye and Rwanda’s envoy to Uganda Frank Mugambage.
“Minister @BusingyeJohns, Ambassador Mugambage (@RwandainUganda) and I attending the 35th Extraordinary Meeting of the Council of Ministers of the East African Community,” Nduhungirehe said in a tweet.
This Extra-Ordinary Meeting is also expected to consider the status of preparation for the joint retreat of EAC Heads of State on infrastructure and health financing and development; concept note, terms of reference, roadmap and budget estimate for the drafting of the EAC Political Confederation Constitution; and receiving an update on EPA.
The EAC Council of Ministers is the Policy Organ of the Community and consists of the Ministers responsible for the East African Community Affairs of each Partner State and such other Ministers of the Partner States as each Partner State may determine.
Among its functions, the Council promotes, monitors and keeps under constant review the implementation of the Programmes of the Community and ensures the proper functioning of the regional organization.