Kigali, 15 February 2022 (TDI): Rwanda government has allocated $4.7 million for the purpose of preparation in order to host the coming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) which will be conducted in June this year in the capital city Kigali of Rwanda.
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The meeting has been planned two times, but the current pandemic situation of COVID-19 did not let it happen as per previous schedules. The CHOGM was first set for June 2020.
Before the postponement of the meeting, Rwanda allocated $10.5 million for improvement and possible infrastructure building for the event. Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Uzziel Ndagijimana said that they were preparing for this event for a long.
They had already done what needed to be done for this, meaning full event of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. This time the allocation of money is for the purpose to complete those things which aren’t yet done.
Rwandan Minister of Finance and Economic Planning stressed that the budget allocated will mostly be consumed on the expenses related to receiving and hosting CHOGM delegates.
Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM)
Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) is the Commonwealth’s highest consultative and policy-making gathering, held every two years. Members of the Commonwealth selected Rwanda in 2018 as the next hosting country of the CHOGM.
Rwandan President Kagame expressed excitement and welcomed all the participants to Kigali for the upcoming meeting of the Commonwealth for a safe and productive CHOGM.
For the good conduct of the meeting, Rwanda was seeking to hire professional conference organizers last year to prepare for the coming CHOGM. The event is highly important as this event is expected to bring up to 10,000 delegates from 54 Common Wealth member countries.