Tanzania Signs Energy, Civil Aviation Deals With Uganda At JPC Meet

March 19, 2023 2:44 pm46 commentsViews: 85

Tanzania and Uganda signed two agreements on Wednesday night on energy and civil aviation cooperation at the Joint Partnership Commission (JPC) meeting in Arusha.

Both the countries are members of East African Community (EAC), which is composed of six nations of the east African region including Kenya, Burundi, South Sudan and Rwanda.

On behalf of the Tanzanian government the Minister for Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation, Augustine Mahiga, signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

Ugandan Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sam Kutesa, signed the same on behalf of his government.

Both the countries have agreed for the implementation of a hydro-power project to generate 14 MW at Kikagati/Murongo.

Mahiga said, “The signing of the agreements will improve our relations with Uganda although the signing has been delayed since the JPC was established in Uganda in 2007.”

Tanzanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation released a statement during the meet revealing six agreements were expected to be signed by the two countries.

However, agreements on four sectors couldn’t be reached and is said to be signed later this year at the EAC heads of the state summit.

Kutesa said the key to overcome challenges by both the countries are cooperation.


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