UK Minister arrives today

KIGALI - A British Minister in charge of International Development, Stephen O’Brien, is expected in the country today on a two-day working visit that will see him tour various projects funded by Britain through the Department for International Development (DfID).

KIGALI - A British Minister in charge of International Development, Stephen O’Brien, is expected in the country today on a two-day working visit that will see him tour various projects funded by Britain through the Department for International Development (DfID).

In a programme seen by The New Times, O’Brien will visit Land Tenure Regularisation Programme in Kinyinya Sector, Nyarugenge District and a Health Clinic in Rulindo District, to assess the progress and challenges remaining in the areas of land tenure, maternal health and social protection as a way of achieving Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

O’Brien will also visit the Vision 2020 Umurenge Programme (VUP) site of Kigali Sector, Nyarugenge District. He is also expected to meet with the ministers of Foreign Affairs and Finance; Louise Mushikiwabo and John Rwangombwa respectively, as well as other senior government officials.

O’Brien was appointed as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development in May this year.

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