THE 2ND INFRASTRUCTURE SUMMIT

JOINT COMMUNIQUÉ

THE WHITESANDS BEACH RESORT & SPA, MOMBASA, KENYA 28TH AUGUST, 2013.

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His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya, H.E.Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda, H.E. Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda as well as Hon. Dr. Barnaba Marial Benjamin, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation representing H.E. Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit, President of the Republic of South Sudan attended the 2 nd Infrastructure Summit on 28th August, 2013, in Mombasa, Kenya. Eng. Deogratias Rurimunzu, Minister for Transport, Public Works and Equipment representing H.E. Pierre Nkurunziza, President of the Republic of Burundi was in attendance. The Summit was convened to review progress of implementation of the decisions reached during the 1st Infrastructure Summit that was held in Entebbe on 24th – 25 June, 2013, to provide direction on the deepening of regional integration and to integrate the Republic of Burundi and the Republic of South Sudan into the Summit. The Summit was also attended by Ministers and other senior government officials from the five Member States. The talks were held in a friendly and warm brotherly atmosphere. The Heads of State and Government welcomed the participation of the Republic of South Sudan and the Republic of Burundi in the Summit. The Summit noted the progress reports on the implementation of the decisions of the 1st Infrastructure Summit held in Entebbe on 24 th -25th June, 2013 and directed as follows: A. RAILWAY DEVELOPMENT • The construction of the Mombasa-Nairobi segment commences by November, 2013 and the completion of the entire Mombasa-KampalaKigali project by March 2018. • The Ministers responsible to put into place a monitoring and evaluation mechanism to ensure the project remains on course, within budgetary provisions and its timely completion, • The Malaba-Kampala-Kigali railway line with a spur to Muko to be completed by March 2018 • The Tororo-Gulu-Nimule line be upgraded to SGR line by March 2018, • To extend the railway line from Kigali to Bujumbura by March 2018,
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• The Kenya Railway Training Institute and the Tororo Road/Railway Polytechnic be developed into regional training centers for railway construction, maintenance and operations B. PETROLEUM PRODUCTS PIPELINE DEVELOPMENT • The Ministers responsible to report on progress on the construction of the Eldoret-Kampala pipeline and the feasibility study for the KampalaKigali segment during the 3rd Infrastructure Summit in October, 2013. C. CRUDE OIL PIPELINE DEVELOPMENT • Necessary measures be taken to ensure that South Sudan- LokicharHoima crude oil pipeline is integrated into the LAPSSET corridor project by 31st December, 2013 depending on the finalization of the review of the commercialization plan currently under discussion with oil companies by the government of Uganda D. PROGRESS OF DEVELOPMENT IMPLEMENTATION OF OIL REFINERY

• The partner States to confirm their participation in the development of the Uganda oil refinery by 15th October 2013, • Finalize the harmonization of the development of the refinery with that of the planned petroleum products’ pipelines. E. POWER GENERATION AND TRANSMISSION • Member States to make budgetary provisions for implementation of interconnectivity transmission and distribution lines, • The Ministers Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda responsible to ensure that the MOU on common interconnectivity project is signed before the next Summit. F. EAST AFRICA SINGLE TOURIST VISA AND THE USE OF ID AS TRAVEL DOCUMENT • The Ministers responsible to report on the progress of the decision on EAC Single Tourist Visa valid in Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda at the 3 rd Infrastructure Summit in October, 2013, in readiness for implementation by 1st January, 2014.
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• Ministers responsible to finalize on the modalities of operationalization of the use of national ID cards as travel documents before 15th October, 2013, in readiness for implementation by 1 st January, 2014. G. SINGLE CUSTOMS TERRITORY • Member States to ensure implementation of decision on non-tariff barriers (axle load, weigh bridges and road blocks) and expeditious movement of goods and persons by 15th October 2013, • Ministers responsible to harmonize clearance procedures by 30 th October 2013, • Kenya to report on the integration of operations of the RRA and URA at the Port of Mombasa during the next Summit, • Ministers responsible to report on the effectiveness of the measures undertaken by all member States to ensure ease of movements of cargo from the Port of Mombasa to respective destinations, • Ministers responsible to report on legal and cost implications of the Single Customs Territory (SCT), H. FAST TRACKING POLITICAL FEDERATION • Ministers responsible to meet in Kampala from 10 th -12th September, 2013 and report on the roadmap by 15th September, 2013 as well as prepare a zero draft of the federal constitution by 15th October, 2013. I. BURUNDI AND SOUTH SUDAN • Representatives of the Republic of Burundi and the Republic of South Sudan be part and parcel of the projects and incorporated into the Technical Committees in relevant thematic areas. J. FINANCING • Ministers responsible for finance should meet within one and a half months to come up with mechanisms to raise and schedule financing for all the proposed projects K. FOLLOW UP AND MONITORING

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• The next Summit will be held in Kigali, Rwanda during the third week of October, 2013, to review the progress of implementation of the outcomes of the 2nd Infrastructure Summit. • His Excellency President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and H.E. President Paul Kagame and the Hon. Ministers representing H.E. Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit and H.E. President Pierre Nkurunziza thanked their host H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta of the Republic of Kenya for the Warm and Cordial hospitality extended to them and their delegations during their stay. Done at Mombasa, Kenya, on the 28th Day of August, 2013. ……………………………………………… H.E. UHURU KENYATTA PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF KENYA ……………………………………………… H.E. YOWERI KAGUTA MUSEVENI PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA ……………………………………………… H.E. PAUL KAGAME PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF RWANDA ……………………………………………… H.E. GEN. SALVA KIIR MAYARDIT PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH SUDAN ……………………………………………… H.E. PIERRE NKURUNZIZA PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BURUNDI

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