Germany finances Uganda-Rwanda border mapping

Germany finances Uganda-Rwanda border mapping

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Uganda: Uganda has signed an agreement with Germany to facilitate the demarcation of borders with Rwanda. “Mapping of Uganda’s boarders will ease the sharing of the natural resources. We as a country stand to benefit because Uganda was gifted with a lot of natural resources. If the borders are clearly mapped out, sharing of the natural resources becomes easy,” said Daudi Migereko, minister of Lands, Housing and Urban development.

The German Ambasador said the ultimate aim of the project is to map and demarcate all borders between Uganda and its neighbours as part of the African Union Border Programme, starting with the border between Uganda and Rwanda.

He said that his government has earmarked sh90 billion (approx $1.06 billion) for the period 2008-2015 adding that some of this money has already been used to demarcate borders and boosted cooperation among Mali and Burkina Faso, Mali and Senegal, Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia.

Source: New vision