Locals in UK Convention Discusses Economy

by AllAfrica

London — Uganda must speed up decision making in the economic sector and make manpower development a priority if its to take advantage of the many opportunities.

These were some of the remarks by participants at the 2nd Ugandan UK Convention at the Proxy Arena in London over the weekend.

The Ugandan delegation to the convention was led by First Lady and Minister in charge of Karamoja affairs Janet Museveni, Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga, Finance Minister Maria Kiwanuka, and agriculture minister Tress Bucyanayandi among others.

One of the highlights of the convention was a presentation by the First Lady on developments in Karamoja, where she concluded explained government programmes in the region.

“Uganda’s development cannot be complete without the development of Karamoja,” she stressed.

Parliament Speaker Rebecca Kadaga promised to create a desk on the Foreign affairs committee to address complaints of Ugandans in the diaspora.

These included US$300 fee for Ugandan national Identity cards, whose processing has never taken off.

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