Member access

4-Traders Homepage  >  News

News

Latest NewsCompaniesMarketsEconomy & ForexCommoditiesHot NewsMost Read NewsRecomm.Business LeadersVideosCalendar 

Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development : Dirk Niebel leaves for Uganda and Rwanda

05/29/2013 | 03:03am US/Eastern
Recommend:
0

29.05.2013 |

Berlin - German De­vel­op­ment Minister Dirk Niebel (FDP) left this morning on an official trip to Uganda and Rwanda. Both coun­tries have made major progress in de­vel­op­ment terms in recent years, and have become engines of economic and political integration in the region around Africa's Great Lakes.

"Uganda and Rwanda are pursuing de­vel­op­ment strategies geared to promoting growth and private sector de­vel­op­ment. The success they have had proves that they were right to adopt these strategies. Germany has been supporting their political course with de­vel­op­ment co­op­er­a­tion projects that are designed to spread economic growth as broadly as possible. It is im­por­tant that both coun­tries observe human rights, in order to ensure that any de­vel­op­ment progress made is sus­tain­able in the long term. I would also like to encourage both coun­tries to continue playing a constructive role in safeguarding peace and security, and to push ahead with economic and political integration in the Great Lakes region," said De­vel­op­ment Minister Niebel before his departure.

Tomorrow Minister Niebel will personally conclude the bilateral gov­ern­ment negotiations with Uganda on de­vel­op­ment co­op­er­a­tion for the next three years. At the previous gov­ern­ment negotiations, Germany committed 120 million euros to Uganda for projects in energy, water supply and sanitation, as well as sus­tain­able economic de­vel­op­ment.

"We want to continue with de­vel­op­ment co­op­er­a­tion at the same level and with projects in these same priority areas. Because of the issue of corruption, I will propose to the Ugandan gov­ern­ment that, in future, instead of providing budget support, we support a programme specifically aimed at improving the management of public finances. Furthermore, for Germany, it is im­por­tant that human rights such as freedom of assembly and non-discrimination of minority groups are observed in Uganda. To ensure this, Germany's gov­ern­ment is prepared to provide support to the National Planning Authority, Uganda's Human Rights Commission and its Equal Rights Commission," added Niebel.

Over the next few days, De­vel­op­ment Minister Niebel will have meetings with Uganda's Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi, the chairman of the Human Rights Commission and the chairman of the National Audit Office. The main focus of the project visits will be co­op­er­a­tion with the private sector in the field of renewable energies.

De­vel­op­ment Minister Niebel's delegation will include representatives of German medium-sized businesses such as Kirchner Solar Group and KSB, who will show how they are engaged successfully with the German gov­ern­ment in various de­vel­op­ment co­op­er­a­tion activities. On Sunday, Dirk Niebel will travel on to Rwanda, where he will hold political talks and then visit German-Rwandan de­vel­op­ment projects, before departing late Monday evening.

distributed by
Recommend :
0
React to this article
Latest news
Date Title
7m ago Coats Pushes for Keystone Decision on Six Year Anniversary of Application
7m ago RAKUTEN : Soccer: Ex-Japan defender Tulio on Kobe's Christmas shopping list
30m ago ORACLE : founder Ellison plans to step aside
30m ago PETROCELTIC : expands Egyptian portfolio
30m ago SCOTTISH MORTGAGE INVESTMENT : reaps rewards as Alibaba floats
30m ago WPP : buys Mongolian ad firm
30m ago AVIVA : CxG Aviva is sold for pound(s)226m
30m ago AFRICAN MINERALS : revenues plan
31m ago VODAFONE : 900 jobs at Phones 4u rescued by Vodafone purchase
31m ago BAE SYSTEMS : puts pound(s)200m plan out to tender putsfacility plan out to tender
Latest news
Advertisement
Hot News 
BANCO ESPIRITO SANTO : Swiss begin bankruptcy proceedings against Espirito Santo private bank
DIXONS CARPHONE : Phones 4U says Vodafone will take 140 of its stores
EREDENE CAPITAL : Sells Aboyne To Brick Eagle For GBP3 Million
ITT EDUCATIONAL SERVICES : Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing, Change in Directors or Principal Officers, Regulation FD Disclosure, Financial Statements and Exhibits (form 8-K)
SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES : Sees Weak 2014
Most Read News
1d ago ORACLE : When music stops for Oracle CEO dance, Catz may grab Ellison's chair - Analysts
1d ago DTF TAX FREE INCOME : Duff & Phelps Closed-End Funds Announce Dividends
1d ago BANK OF AMERICA : Merrill Lynch fires brokers for promoting outside hedge fund - source
1d ago BOEING : U.N. aviation body to mull space safety as space taxis ready for flight
1d ago Siemens, GE consider bid for Dresser Rand - reports
Most recommended articles
1h ago Dollar's rally bad news for oil, multinationals
1h ago EXCLUSIVE - HYUNDAI DIRECTORS KEPT IN DARK ON SIZE OF $10 BILLION LAND BID : sources
3h ago As G20 chases growth goal, members differ on how to get there
1d ago WEEKLY TRADING FORECAST : Will the Dollar Continue to Dominate the Majors?
1d ago California bill would help protect franchisee business investments
Dynamic quotes  
ON
| OFF