By: Robert Kyomuhendo
New York – Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja has reiterated Uganda’s commitment towards women emancipation during the United Nations General Assembly platform of Women Leaders.
During her presentation today in the conference that started on 17th September 2022, Nabbanja said Uganda has made biggest strides in women emancipation citing the bigger number of women holding positions in the cabinet of Uganda and at all other levels of leadership.
The Prime Minister and other three key women leaders from Africa were invited by the President of the UN General Assembly, Mr Abdulla Shahid and the Executive Director of UN Women , Ms Sima Bahous.
The conference is running under the theme: Transformative Solutions by Women Leaders to today’s Interlinked Crises.
According to the organisers, the UN General Assembly Platform of Women Leaders is a special initiative that invites all current women Heads of State and Leaders of Government business to discuss priority issues on the international community’s agenda.
Nabbanja asserts that her participation in the conference is a vote of confidence in Uganda’s positive strides in women empowerment.
Rt. Hon. Nabbanja (centre) at the UN Women Leaders’ Summit in NY
She commends President Yoweri Museveni for consistently championing the empowerment and emancipation of women through which female leaders in the country have had the opportunity to grow and make a contribution to the country.
On the sidelines of the conference the Premier used this opportunity to showcase Uganda’s progressive gender empowerment agenda and thought for partnership opportunities to further support Uganda’s development and transformation journey.
While in New York, the Prime Minister held bilateral meetings with the executive Director UN Women, partners, UN Bodies, Business people and potential investors.
This is the second foreign trip undertaken by the Prime Minister since she was appointed in June 2021.