Museveni opens Uganda’s New Chancery Building in Kigali

Uganda’s President, Yoweri Museveni, has opened the new Uganda High Commission Chancery in Kigali, Rwanda, Footprint to Africa reports.

Guests present at the ceremony include: Foreign Affairs minister, Sam Kutesa and Uganda’s High Commissioner to Kigali, Ambassador Richard Kabonero.

The Uganda High Commission to Kigali is located on top of Nyarutarama Hill in Kigali; 6km from City Center.

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the work on the new chancery building started in May 2013 and took 18 months to complete at the cost of Sh8.7 bn.

The Chancery was built by Seyani Brothers who are also the contractors who built the Auditor General’s office.

The new chancery complex is three floors and has two apartments and a gym for guests.

“The building was completed within time and within the budget. It was built on a plot that the government acquired from the Kagera Basin Organisation.

“The building will save the government of Uganda sh400m in rent annually,” the Ministry said.

The President will later join regional counterparts for the 12th Summit of the Northern Corridor integration projects.

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