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What DP Ruto said after meeting President Museveni

Sheppernard N. Mosomi
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DP William Ruto with President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda. [Source/DPPS]

Deputy President William Ruto urged for free border approach among African countries, adding that the move will improve trade besides stabilising the economy in the continent.

For the last two days, Ruto has been in Kampala where he was the official guest of Africa Now 2019 summit, where he also pushed for embracing of the new technology.

"Opening up our borders and promoting the free movement of people, goods and services will develop linkages in the human resource; technology transfer; create spaces for jobs, investment opportunities and deepen bilateral relations between Kenya and Uganda. Held talks with Uganda President Yoweri Museveni on the margins of Africa Now 2019 Summit, Kampala, Uganda," the DP said.

Apparently, Ruto's message came amid simmering tension between Kampala and Kigali, a move that has seen restricted movements to Rwanda and Uganda for the past few days.

On Monday, President Uhuru Kenyatta was forced to make an emergency trip to Kigali and Kampala ostensibly to solve the crisis which has seen a trade in East Africa affected.

In his message, President Museveni also asked Africans to find different solutions to challenges affecting the continent, adding that one-way approach was not recommendable. 

"It is wrong to have a uni-dimensional approach to addressing Africa`s problems. It should be comprehensive. For instance, if you prioritise education over producing enough electricity to support industrialisation, where will the educated get jobs?" he wondered. 

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