The 39th Session of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Heads of State and Government Orientation Committee (HSGOC) took place on February 2, 2022 at State House, Nairobi.
H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta (centre), Cabinet Secretary, National Treasury & Planning, Hon. Amb. Ukur Yattani (2nd Right), Head of Public Service Dr. Joseph Kinyua (1st left) NEPAD/APRM Kenya Secretariat Chief Executive Officer, Amb. Dr Samori Okwiya (1st Right)
In attendance was; The President of the Republic of Kenya H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta, The President of the Democratic Republic of Congo H.E. Felix Tshisekedi, President of Rwanda H.E. Paul Kagame, The President of Zimbabwe H.E. Dr. Emmason Mnangagwa, African Union Commission Chairman, Dr. Moussa Faki, the Cabinet Secretary, National Treasury & Planning, Hon. Amb. Ukur Yattani, Head of Public Service Dr. Joseph Kinyua and the NEPAD/APRM Kenya Secretariat Chief Executive Officer, Amb. Dr Samori Okwiya among others.
During the virtual session chaired by H.E. Paul Kagame, President Uhuru Kenyatta echoed his compliments to the outgoing Chief Executive Officer of Africa Union Development Agency – New Partnership for Africa’s Development (AUDA-NEPAD), for steering AUDA-NEPAD to greater success. Additionally, he expressed optimism that the organisation will further accomplish its mandate and set programmes.
Further, the Head of State recognised the support by AUDA-NEPAD Member States noting that it has aided Kenya’s substantial contribution to the achievement of African Union’s goals.
Below is President Uhuru Kenyatta’s direct quote:
“I am very proud that during the last ten years, Kenya has made substantial contribution to the achievement of the NEPAD- Heads of State and Government Orientation Committee Mandates and the African Union as a whole. I do appreciate the assistance and support accorded to Kenya by the Member States which has really motivated me in my engagements with members.”