Education

First Lady Meets UK Minister for Africa

First Lady Janet Museveni, who is also Minister of Education and Sports held a bilateral meeting with the United Kingdom State Minister for Africa and Department of International Development, Harriett Morison Baldwin.

Mrs Museveni met the Conservative Party politician at her Foreign & Commonwealth Office during the recently concluded World Education Forum organized in capital, London between 18th and 22nd Jan 2019.

The duo according to a statement from Ugandan Embassy in London, deliberated on the UK DFID support to education sector in Uganda especially in the refugee affected areas and the drought hit area of Karamoja.

“The two Ministers discussed UK DFID support to the education sectors in Uganda, notably in refugee affected areas and in Karamoja,” said part of the statement.

Uganda is the third largest refugee hosting nation in the world with over one million refugees mainly from South Sudan and Democratic Republic of Congo.

The host reassured UK’s continuous support to Uganda. Mrs. Museveni, in turn, appreciated the UK Government for greatly contributing to budget support towards the recovery efforts of Uganda since 1986.

Uganda enjoys cordial relationship with the UK owing to Kampala’s strategic influence in the Great Lakes region.

The planned budget for DFID investment to Uganda in FY 2018/19 is £100m mainly on building Resilience and an Effective Emergency Refugee Response; strengthening Uganda’s Response to Malaria and in transforming the economy through Climate Smart Agribusiness.

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The meeting which also touched a number of bilateral areas was also attended by Ambassador Julius Peter Moto, Uganda’s High Commissioner to London & Ireland; and Ambassador Peter West, UK High Commissioner to Kampala.

 

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