Kampala strengthens security towards hosting Africa

Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Kampala, the Ugandan capital city, is bedecked with national colours to host the 15th Summit of African Heads of State and Government, scheduled for 25-27 July.
The Summit was preceded, on 19 July, by the 20th ordinary session of the Committee of Permanent Representatives of the union, which will be followed from 22 July by the 17th ordinary executive session For several days, the Entebbe International Airport, located some 30 kilometres from downtown, has recorded uninterrupted arrival of foreign delegates.
Some delegates have to settle for motels and apartments owned by private people as most of the hotels in town are fully booked.
Kampala is still reeling after the twin terrorist attacks that left over 70 dead and many wounded few days earlier.
Also, security measures have been particularly strengthened in hotels and the conference centre, where visitors must undergo a thorough search and pass under a metal-detector door.
Over 400 journalists came from all over the continent to cover the event.

22 july 2010 17:24:00




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