By Stuart Bogere
KIU, Main Campus - The government of the Republic of Uganda has pledged continued support and commitment to the Commonwealth Union. These pledges were made by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Sam K. Kuteesa, on Sunday 14th March 2021.
While holding discussions with the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Rt. Hon. Patricia Scotland, who is currently in Uganda for a working visit, Kuteesa reaffirmed Uganda's support for the work of the Secretariat in implementing the Commonwealth Charter and its organizational commitments.
This visit comes after the final report on the Evaluation of the Commonwealth Secretariat’s Support to Uganda from 2013/14 to 2018/19 was issued in August last year .
Kuteesa expressed the government's appreciation towards the continued Commonwealth partnership, collaboration, and support. He further called for alignment of the Commonwealth programs with the Work Plans of Government MDAs.
The Secretary-General also praised Uganda’s continued role and support for Commonwealth programs.
In May 2019, Uganda hosted the 9th Commonwealth Africa Anti-Corruption Agencies Conference, and participated in the Secretariat Youth Program, which helped setup youth work associations.
Scotland stressed the role and importance of the use of Information Technology and Connectivity of the Member States amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
She announced that the Commonwealth will support Uganda in efforts to work towards the attainment of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.