KIU News

  • Home /
  • KIU News /
  • Staying Well Together: Uganda to Commemorate World Population Day Amidst Lockdown

Staying Well Together: Uganda to Commemorate World Population Day Amidst Lockdown


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 pandemic.

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 Jotham said.

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 market.

 “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.

 Picture credit: Internet photo