First Lady Jnaet Museveni with some of the members of Mbarara Nyekundire Tis My Choice Women's Group at Rwakitura
PM Rugunda (fifth from left on front row) in a group photo after opening the Ambassadors' Conference, at the MOFA in Kampala. Photo by PMPU.
The Permanent Secretary of The Office Of The Prime Minister Ms Christine Guwatudde Kintu (left) greets President Yoweri Museveni after receiving medal of distinguished service to the country from the President during Labour Day celebrations in Kisoro on
Government has planned to set up a special development fund for Busoga sub region as an affirmative action to address outstanding demands such as compensation to victims of the Alice Lakwena insurgency which took place in the 1980’s, according to the Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda. He said the Busoga development program was part of President Museveni’s campaign manifesto.
President Museveni has re-affirmed Uganda’s commitment to increase export penetration to the huge markets available in the Middle East, China and India. He said Uganda’ huge potential as a hub within the rapidly expanding market of nearly 374m consumers in the EAC Common Market, COMESA and SADAC should be harnessed as well.
President Yoweri Museveni has recommended that the budgeting cycle for financial year 2016/17 should prioritise NAADS-operation wealth creation; micro-finance; the youth fund; the women fund and payment for the veterans’ pensions.
Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda has assured the special envoys of the Troika countries (United States of America(USA), United Kingdom (UK) and Norway) for South Sudan that Uganda was committed and ready to give all the necessary support needed for meaningful implementation of the IGAD peace agreement for South Sudan.
All chairpersons in the 111 districts in Uganda, have received brand new vehicles to facilitate supervision of government programmes. This was in fulfillment of a pledge made by the President, to ensure that district local leaders are facilitated because of the significant role they play in the public service delivery process.
President Yoweri Museveni has fulfilled a pledge he made to the people in Terego county Arua district, to provide hand hoes as part of an effort to consolidate Operation Wealth Creation initiative in the region. The President’s pledge was delivered by the Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda at two different ceremonies, which took place at Omugo and Owafa Sub-County headquarters respectively in Terego county.
The Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda has launched the Uganda Women Entrepreneurship programme (UWEP) which will improve women’s access to financial services in addition to equipping them with skills for enterprise growth, value addition and marketing of products and services.
The problem of landless Bennet community in Sebei Sub region stems from the gazettment of Mt. Elgon Forest Reserve in 1938 by the Colonial Government.