Here Is Why VP Alupo, African Presidents Honored Mwalimu Nyerere With A Special Statue At AU Headquarters

Yesterday, African Heads of State alongside Uganda’s No.2 Maj. Jessica Alupo unveiled a special monument of former Tanzanian president Mwalimu Julius Nyerere at the African Union headquarters in Ethiopian capital-Addis Ababa.johnny manziel jersey blundstone uomo black stetson hat eastpak padded rucksack air jordan 1 element castelli gabba nike air jordan 1 elevate low erlich bademode casquette femme von dutch OSU Jerseys oregon football jerseys deuce vaughn jersey custom sublimated hockey jerseys College Football Jerseys custom youth hockey jerseys

The statue was specifically erected at the Julius Nyerere Peace and Security building.

According to Elias Magosi, the Executive Secretary of an economic bloc-SADC, the monument was done in honor of Nyerere who was one of the icons and founder of SADC and the continental module of African Union.

Magosi told Heads of State who turned up for the unveiling of the monument that Nyerere stood for peace, security and stability for development.

“Nyerere fought for freedom, unity and development. He was indeed a freedom fighter, peace builder, tireless mediator and beacon of leadership. This monument is therefore a notable and commendable gesture to keep alive the work of a (true) statesman” he told the presidents including Tanzanian president Samia Suluhu who stood alongside Uganda’s Vice President Maj. Jessica Alupo. 

Workholic Alupo who is also Katakwi district woman MP, on Friday arrived in Addis Ababa to represent her boss Gen. Yoweri Museveni and she led Uganda’s delegation which included minister for foreign affairs Gen. Jeje Odongo and Uganda’s Permanent Representative to the AU also ambassador to Addis Ababa Rebecca Amuge Otengo.

Magosi said that Nyerere committed much of his country’s modest resources to support African freedom fighters to fight tyranny of dictators like Iddi Amin and also those who wanted to attain independence.

The African Heads of State have; since last week from February 14-18, been in Addis Ababa for the 37th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Heads of State and Government of the African Union.

The Summit was held under the  theme: ‘Educate an African fit for the 21st Century: Building resilient education systems for increased access to inclusive, lifelong, quality, and relevant learning in Africa’.

Several meetings including the 44th Ordinary Session of the Executive Council (Ministerial Session), 37th Ordinary Session of the AU Assembly (Heads of State and Government Session) were held. Prior to the official opening of the 37th Heads of State Summit, H.E Alupo together with African heads of state also held a Mini-Summit on the peace and security situation in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo with a view of finding a lasting solution so as to bring about stability in the region.

This region is home to various groups of negative forces fighting both DR Congo and Ugandan government and have caused a lot of havoc including killing of civilians, displacement of wanainchi and plunder of resources.

Meanwhile, VP Alupo in her closing remarks at the AU Summit, welcomed an offer by Algeria to host the next Ministerial meeting of the Committee of Ten (C10).

The C10 Africa Ministers of Finance and Central Bank governors was created during a meeting of ministers of finance and governors in Tunis in November 2008. This meeting which was sponsored by AfDB, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the AU Commission, was convened to assess the potential impacts of the then looming global financial and economic crisis on Africa and also to deliberate on the effective responses. The C10 comprises eight countries and two institutions including Algeria, Tanzania, Kenya, Botswana, South Africa, Nigeria, Cameroon and Egypt. The two institutions include the Central Bank of West African States and the Central Bank of Central African States.

“I welcome Algeria’s offer to host the next Ministerial meeting of the C10” H.E Alupo told the AU Summit.

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