Former NRM Secretary General and Minister for General Duties in the Office of the Prime
Minister, Justine Kasule Lumumba is shining at the high level Roundtable meeting of the UN that is ending in New York.
Lumumba is Uganda’s focal point minister in charge of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and part of the UN strategic team fast tracking the realization of the 17 SDGs by 2030.
The minister made a moving presentation while advancing the case for Uganda and reaffirmed the country’s commitment and efforts being undertaken to ensure that the 17 SDGs are fully attained.
Uganda is undertaking the Strengthening of capacity of the national health care system and other sectors of the economy to positively respond to the impacts of COVID 19 adequately through innovation and creativity.
“Mainstreaming by diversity consumption through restoration of development policy , priorities with aim of restoring 64 hectares of degraded wetlands, afforestation to increase Uganda’s forest cover from 12% in 2019 to 24% by 2030” Lumumba told delegates attending the high level UN meeting.
“Strengthening the private sector and other non state actors engagement as well as legal frame work to enclose wetlands and forest reserve’s to control encroachment also focusing on stopping illegal and unregulated fishing activities” she added
Implementation of the parish development model (PDM) in Uganda aiming at deepening the concept of decentralization, house hold income and increase accountability at all lower administrative levels of community.
As an extremely indoctrinated cadre,Lumumba did not hide her faith and praise for President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni for his continued commitment to the full implementation of the 2030 SDGS agenda and achieving the 17 goals with support from development patterns, civil society groups and marginalized groups which include youth, women, people with disabilities both in rural and urban areas to attain full engagement of all people in line of fulfillment to the 2030 SDGs agenda.
Despite, the harsh economic situation back home, the Bugiri woman assured delegates that Uganda will be among the model states in the Implementation of the agenda by 2030. Is this possible with the current trajectory, we wait for Lumumba in 2030.