Ministers and government technocrats from the ten Nile Basin countries raised concern that transboundary investments along the River Nile water resources have either stalled or not going on as planned because of a lack of financial resources. Water and Environment Ministry Permanent Secretary, Alfred Okot Okidi, speaking on behalf of Uganda said the investments would have ensured benefits like food production, energy generation and water security.
Water and Environment Minister, Sam Cheptoris told Uganda Radio Network that he had received a communication from his Egyptian counterpart protesting against the way Nile Basin Initiative Secretariat in Uganda is handling the process. But Cheptoris, the Outgoing Nile Council of Ministers chairman did not reveal any further details on the alleged protest from the Egyptian Authorities.
The two-day deliberations in Kampala and Entebbe were aimed at rallying all the 11 Nile Basin countries to own the controversial Entebbe Agreement also known as the Nile Basin Cooperative Framework Agreement CFA.