Kagame receives Secretary General of Commonwealth

On 3 May 2022 at 05:16

President Paul Kagame has received Patricia Scotland, the Secretary General of Commonwealth who is in Kigali for the 12th Regional Conference of Heads of Anti-Corruption Agencies in Commonwealth Africa.

After holding talks with the Head of State on Monday 2nd May 2022 afternoon, Rwanda’s Presidency revealed that their discussions focused on the upcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2022 to be hosted by Rwanda in June.

Patricia Scotland arrived in Kigali on Sunday 1stn May 2022. She is the guest of honour at the 12th Regional Conference of Heads of Anti-Corruption Agencies in Commonwealth Africa scheduled between 3rd and 7th May 2022.

The event to be hosted in Rwanda for the first time will see 18 Commonwealth Africa Nations from the Association of Anti-Corruption Agencies convening in Kigali to share expertize and innovations in combatting corruption.

The association was established in 2011 to foster collaboration of the Nations. The general objective of this year’s conference is to bring together member countries to concretize the strategies in the fight against corruption under the theme “Combating Corruption for Good Governance and Sustainable Development in Africa”.

It is being organized by the Office of The Ombudsman of Rwanda in collaboration with the Commonwealth Secretariat. During the conference, every Head of the Anti-Corruption Agency will make a presentation on Innovative Projects done in the fight against Corruption.

The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 54 independent and equal sovereign states. The Commonwealth spans the globe and includes both advanced economies and developing countries. Thirty-two of members are small states, many of which are island nations.

Its Secretariat supports member countries to build democratic and inclusive institutions, strengthen governance and promote justice and human rights.

The Commonwealth work helps to grow economies and boost trade, deliver national resilience, empower young people and address threats such as climate change, debt and inequality.

Member countries are supported by a network of more than 80 intergovernmental, civil society, cultural and professional organisations.

Rwanda joined Commonwealth in 2009.

President Kagame received Patricia Scotland on Monday 2nd May 2022.
Patricia Scotland is expected to leave on 4th May 2022.