Uganda calls for global action against international lawlessness

Munyonyo- Uganda (PANA) -- Uganda Thursday called on African Union (AU) member st ates and the international community in general to marshal collective action against perpetrators of international lawlessness, as the East African country mourns the loss of lives and damage of property caused b y terrorist attacks on 11 July 2010.
Addressing the opening of the 17th ordinary session of the AU Executive Council at this lakeside resort, Uganda's Deputy Prime Minister Eriya Kategaya said the callous act, for which Somalia's rebel Al Shabab group h as claimed responsibility, ''brings to the fore the danger posed by terrorism on our continent and beyond.
'' Kategaya also called upon the session to comprehensively address the challenges facing Africa, particularly those related to infrastructural development including roads, railways and energy supply, as well as the disease burden.
Though a number of countries were winning the war against HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis, he cautioned that Africans cannot afford to be complacent because the loss of one African to this scourge should be seen as one too many.
The Council's session is considering the draft decisions and declarations of the Assembly of the AU, which will meet at the same venue 25-27 July.
''The people of the continent count on your collective wisdom and will to provid e them with the means to build a better future for themselves and their children,'' Kategaya said, urging African leaders ''to build the kind of A frica we all dream about and the one that we can be proud of leaving not only to our children but to future generations.
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22 july 2010 11:23:00




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