Ambassador Zachary Muburi-Muita, Kenya’s candidate for the post of Executive Secretary of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), has been endorsed by the heads of state.
Confirmation of a new chief was one of several ICGLR decisions taken their 6th Ordinary Heads of State and Government Summit concluded in Luanda, Angola on Tuesday. President Yoweri Museveni attended the Summit whose theme was “Accelerating the effective implementation of the Pact and its Protocols for a more democratic and stable Great Lakes Region”.
Pleased to congratulate Amb. Zachary Muburi Muita on his appointment as the new Executive Secretary of ICGLR @_icglr
— Uhuru Kenyatta (@UKenyatta) June 14, 2016
“We express our gratitude to the foreign ministers of ICGLR for their gracious support and for the confidence reposed on our candidate for the position,” said Kenya’s Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed. Muburi-Muita takes over from Ntumba Luaba, the outgoing ICGLR executive secretary.
Dr Kazibwe in Luanda
Joining the Ugandan delegation in Luanda was East Africa’s candidate for chairperson of the African Union Dr. Speciosa Wandira Kazibwe. Kazibwe is Uganda’s former Vice President.
Kazibwe flew in from Addis Ababa where she had launched her campaign to take over from Dr Dlamini Zuma, who is not seeking another term.
Dr Speciosa, former Vice President of Uganda is a candidate for the 2016-2020 Chairperson of AUC pic.twitter.com/W3Z8QwFBN4
— AMB:Amina Mohamed (@AMB_A_Mohammed) June 13, 2016
Met South African Defense Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on matters of Peace and Security in Africa. pic.twitter.com/qbf6iQRUmg
— Speciosa Wandira (@SpeciosaW) June 13, 2016
Burundi – the summit agreed to support dialogue AND asked international community to help Burundian refugees.
ADF – Democratic Republic of Congo was commended for neutralizing ADF, FDLR forces. ICGLR will back EA region’s efforts to check the ADF menace.
The summit was preceded by the meetings of ICGLR Chiefs of Defence Forces, the ICGLR Ministers of Defence and ICGLR Ministers of Foreign Affairs. Key discussions were on security and humanitarian situation in the region.
Before summit began, I met Dr Speciosa Kazibwe, our East Africa candidate for the AU Commission chairperson. pic.twitter.com/eN3zRqfc2p
— Yoweri K Museveni (@KagutaMuseveni) June 14, 2016
Member states are Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Republic of South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania and Zambia.