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Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi who chaired the meeting on Monday at the Office of the Prime Minister main conference hall, on behalf of Government applauded the United Nations for supporting Uganda to achieve the millennium development goals.
Western countries recently suspended aid to Uganda over the plunder of donor support funds at the office of the Prime Minister.
Mbabazi who will chair the policy coordination committee expressed gratitude for the over US$ 900 million the United Nations agencies have committed to Uganda in their development assistance framework 2010 to 2014.
The resources are targeting interventions in Northern Uganda, Human Rights, Gender, Environment, Population and HIV/AIDS.
“In the spirit of ensuring aid effectiveness, Government is ready to facilitate the effective implementation of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework,” Mbabazi said.
He added that his office is committed and focused on improving coordination in Government so as to increase value for money in public service delivery by reducing inefficiencies resulting from policy incoherence, institutional overlaps and poor communication in service delivery.
The Premier noted that Uganda is faced with the questions of youth unemployment, gender equality, women empowerment and maternal and new-born health adding that this resonates with the working theme of NDP II which is being developed along the lines of strengthening Uganda’s competitiveness for wealth creation, inclusive growth and employment.
The UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, Ahunna Eziakonwa Onochie who led the UN team said the current UN development assistance framework is meant to help Uganda achieve its millennium development goals with outcomes on good governance and human rights, sustainable livelihood and quality social services.
“Delivering as one UN in Uganda helps to create the human potential necessary to achieve Uganda’s vision 2040,” she said adding that they commit to better UN coordination and voicing of common positions and holding each other accountable.
The current UN assistance development framework, 2010 -2014 has been extended by one year until end of 2015 to be informed by the next National Development Plan and post 2015 agenda.
The meeting was attended by Ministers and Ministers of State, Representatives of UN agencies, the head of Public service and Secretary to Cabinet, John Mitala, Permanent Secretaries and their technical teams.