KIU, Main Campus-The
2020 World Population Day will be celebrated on Saturday, July 11 with Lwengo district taking the lead in the main celebrations while observing
the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) due to the outbreak of COVID-19
This year’s celebrations will run under the theme, "Leveraging
Uganda’s Population Dynamics for a Resilient Future in the COVID-19 Era”
Speaking at the pre-world population day E-conference on NBS
television on Tuesday evening, the director of National Population Council (NPC), Dr Jotham Musinguzi said that His Excellency the president agreed to host the scientific meeting and give a message to the
country, and after Lwengo district will
take a lead in commemorating the day.
“We commemorate the World Population Day every year, to
remind leaders in government, in communities and stakeholders about the
challenges of population growth but also the opportunities available,” Dr
He adds that the world population day is an occasion we use
to look at where we are and where the country is going while looking at the
opportunities and challenges the country is facing.
Hon. Nakiwala Kiyingi, the state minister for youth, said that
with 78% of Ugandans below the age of 30, the government has strengthened the scaling of early childhood and increased investment in improving the
quality and relevant skills necessary for both girls and boys into the Job
“If we want to reduce
population and poverty in Uganda, let’s increase the number of girls and women
completing their education cycle,” Angella Nakefeero the Commissioner for
gender and women in the Gender ministry urged Ugandans during the world
population day E-conference.
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