NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta will fly to
Uganda on Thursday for a three-day official visit to attend a
regional summit on financing infrastructure and health, his
office said Wednesday.
During the summit of
the East African Community (EAC) member states, State House
spokesman Manoah Esipisu said in a statement that Kenyatta will
showcase the progress Kenya has made in investments in
infrastructure over the last five years.
Esipisu said the
Kenyan leader will also unveil plans for further investment in
the infrastructure and emphasize his commitment to a more
integrated approach in infrastructure development for the
for all is one of President Kenyatta’s Big Four commitments in
his second term, alongside affordable housing, enhanced
manufacturing and value addition as well as food security and
nutrition,” Esipisu said.
presidential retreat on financing infrastructure and health and
a summit of the EAC member states Kampala, Kenyatta will also
make the point that it was no longer viable for East Africa to
build infrastructure with a silo mentality.
According to Esipisu,
Kenyatta will urge greater speed in implementing projects, with
a sharp focus on continuing the agenda of promoting the free
movement of people across EAC and the wider African continent.
“The president sees
enhanced people-to-people contact as key to improving trade,
growing regional economies and lifting the lives of citizens,”
Esipisu said the
president will also speak on Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs)
arrangements between the EAC and the European Union and outline
Kenya’s path in the arrangements and what he sees as the future
in cementing sustainable trade relations between the region and