The meeting held at the EU Ambasodors residence in Kololo last night was led by the EU Head of Delegation Attilio Pacifici, and attended by representatives from EU partner states, the United States Ambassador to Uganda Deborah Malac and Officials from the Judiciary, led by the Chief Justice Bart Katureebe, Justice Minister Otafire Kahinda, and Attorney General William Byaruhanga.
The released funds will be for strengthening disease surveillance at community level, health facilities and points of entry, training of rapid response teams of healthcare and front line workers on contact-tracing and infection prevention and control measures.
Pacifici said that Uganda had improved a lot on infrastructure development and it is now time to address economic development like labour issues, inflation, energy, environmental issues, and markets among others. He also said Government should focus on issues that include culture, skills development, and social protection among others.
Dr Koang Tutlam Dung, the Representative of the IGAD Chair Country cites the changing situation in South Sudan following the signing of the Revitalized peace agreement among the parties, the situation in Somalia where the Government is getting more functional in discharging its duties and responsibilities as some of the indications that the region is becoming stable.
According to environmentalists, the qualities that make plastic an adaptable and durable product to use also make it an environmental nightmare. This is mainly because plastics do not biodegrade but they break down into smaller and smaller pieces that wreak havoc on wildlife and the ecosystem.
The Resilient teachers, students and education systems in South Sudan and Uganda project, will be spearheaded by Oxfam. It will focus on improved access and completion of safe quality education for learners in the fragile and crisis-affected environment.
Pacifici said EUs intention is to narrow the gap and ensure long lasting peace and security in the region. He said Agriculture specifically deserves more attention since despite the potential; it has not helped to reduce food security.
The EU called on the Ugandan authorities to guarantee the fundamental freedoms of expression and assembly enshrined in the Ugandan constitution, which in particular provides the right of all citizens to fully express their civil and political rights without fear of intimidation.
Museveni says the Great Lakes and the United Nations are supposed to handle the endless man-made crises in Congo, including the occupation of Eastern Congo by terrorists from Uganda, other East African countries, Congo itself, Somalia and the Middle East but this is not the case.
There is concern that the agreements will only make it harder for Africa to achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals SDGs. Analysts say the agreements seem designed to completely remove whatever leverage remains for Africa to transform its economies.
EU Ambassador Kristian Schmidt told journalists that the meeting discussed a wide range of issues which included the continued incarceration of Dr Besigye both at his home and in different police stations, possible court action to challenge the outcome of the February 18th general election and use of language that can lead to violence.
The EU Ambassador had asked Police Chief Kale Kayihura, to explain remarks which he allegedly made during a pass out of the crime preventers from the Sebei region in Kapchorwa District over the weekend.
Under the arrangement, University lecturers and students will be financially supported to participate in high level exchange programs in European Union countries in order to produce Africa\'s new generation of quality renewable energy engineers and technicians.
Health experts at the 19th United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Warsaw, Poland, have warned that health-related impacts of Climate Change pose the biggest global health threat of the 21st Century.