Activities at the 2013 CHOGM

Ambassador Celestine Mushy (3rd right), explains about one of the CHOGM programs during the meeting break. From left is Prof. Severine Rugumamu, Mr. Ben Kaijage (2nd left), Cabinet Under-secretary (President’s Office) and Mr. Baraka Luvanda (right), Coordinator in the office of Chief Secretary.  Others are Mr. Amos Msanjila, Minister Counselor in the Tanzania High Commission in London and Ms. Eva Ng’itu(left), Foreign Service Officer in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation.
Sri Lankan traditional dancers getting ready to welcome World leaders as they arrive in Colombo City to participate in the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).  The drums they are holding are knowing as a Kandyan drum and the the drum used in Kandyan dancing is known as the Geta Bera.  H.E. President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete will be welcomed by similar traditional dancers tomorrow (November 14, 2013) when he arrives in Colombo, Sri Lanka ready to attend the 2013 CHOGM.All photos by Tagie Daisy Mwakawago