Tuesday, 19 July 2016
By Apollo Munghinda
The Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda has applauded the existing Partnership between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Uganda particularly in the area of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Premier made the remarks while receiving the United Nations Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, Rosa Malango who called on him at his Office in Kampala on Tuesday.
The Premier and his guest discussed ways of strengthening the existing partnership between UNDP and Government of Uganda, the political situation in Uganda and also South Sudan.
Ms. Malango thanked Government for evacuating civilians who had been trapped in South Sudan following the fighting that erupted in the country last week.
She pledged to work with Government of Uganda in supporting the people who were evacuated by the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF).
According to the UPDF, over 8000 civilians who had been evacuated include Kenyans, Rwandese, Somalis and Tanzanians.
The UNDP Resident Coordinator pledged to work closely with government in all its development efforts, particularly within the framework of the recently adopted United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) 2016-2020.
PM Rugunda (2nd L) poses for photo with UNDP Resident Representative,Malango(2nd R) and other officials at OPM on Tuesday(Photo by PMPU)
Ms. Malango was accompanied by UNDP Country Director Almaz Gebru.