The policy, which enables Ugandans to get connected to the national grid for free, if no pole is required, is largely funded by loans from the World Bank, the Islamic Development Bank and the African Development Bank, with Uganda playing counterpart funding.
Arguably, generally, the inter-state relations in the community have been at their lowest over the last two years, when President Paul Kagame of Rwanda was chairman, with Liberate Mfumukeko from Burundi, as Secretary General.
The East African Community’s 21st Heads of States Summit came at a time, when two of the members of the community, Uganda and Rwanda, could not trade with each other after the closure of the border.
Nandi, the 21-year old female rhino was born on July 24, 1999. She was brought together with Hassani (a male rhino) to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary from the Disney Animal Kingdom, Florida, the USA in 2006. This pair was part of the first six white rhinos that were re-introduced in Uganda.