First Lady Lauds Outgoing UNDP Resident Representative

Janet Museveni and  Ahuuna Eziakonwa

The Prime Minister, website like this Dr Ruhakana Rugunda has met the South Sudan Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services, Rebecca Okwachi with whom they discussed issues of mutual interest between South Sudan and Uganda including peace and security.

The Premier met the South Sudanese Minister on the sidelines of the Transform Africa Summit in Kigali this week.

Rugunda said Uganda was pleased that the Government of South Sudan had signed a comprehensive peace agreement with the opposition to form one government and bring peace to the people of South Sudan who have suffered for long.

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“Our support for the people and peace in South Sudan is total. Peace in South Sudan means peace to Uganda and the region,” Rugunda said.

He urged South Sudan to focus on peace, adding that they had reliable allies and should count on Uganda and President Museveni.

The South Sudan Minister said South Sudan can never thank enough Uganda for all the support given to the Government of South Sudan especially in the peace process.

Okwachi also thanked Uganda for being a second home to many South Sudanese nationals.

She also noted that her ministry of Telecommunications and Postal Services had a good working relationship with the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Ministry in Uganda which had greatly helped South Sudan to progress quickly in the ICT Sector.
The First Lady and Minister for Karamoja Affairs Janet Museveni has appreciated Ms Ahuuna Eziakonwa Onochie, approved the outgoing UNDP Resident Representative and UN Coordinator in Uganda, pill for the good working relations she has enabled between Government and the UN Agencies.

“You have done a good job in Uganda. You have brought the UN closer to us, order ” Mrs. Janet Museveni told Ms. Ahuuna who called on her at State House Nakasero to bid her farewell.

Janet Museveni acknowledged that she has worked with Ahuuna a lot more closely and hopes this cooperation will also continue with her successor.

On her part, Ms. Ahuuna Eziakonwa who said Uganda is a country that means a lot to her appreciated the First Lady for having been a mother to her during her stay and also for making the working environment conducive for the UN Agencies especially in the Karamoja region. She pledged the UN’s continued focus on Karamoja.

Ahuuna said the UN Agencies are also excited about working with First Lady Janet Museveni who is Champion for the Adolescent Agenda in Uganda.

The two also talked about the need to establish food stores in the country where food could be easily accessed in times of emergencies.

Ms Ahuuna Eziakonwa Onochie who has been the UNDP Resident Representative and Coordinator of the UN in Uganda for three years leaves for Ethiopia at the end of this month as her next duty station.


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