Africa Economic Conference to Address Poverty, Inequality

Uganda Premier League’s new boys, buy The Saints Fc are currently flying in cloud nine after picking their first win in the top flight. The win did not come from just any other team, treat but from double league champions URA Fc in a match played away at the Mekhta stadium, abortion Lugazi.

Where the Uganda Cranes assistant coach Moses Basena failed to stamp his authority, newly signed tactician George ‘Best’ Nsiimbe began to put his imprint on the coffee spirit sponsored side.

Saints got the winner late in the 88th minute from an own goal after Jimmy Kulaba’s mistakenly deflected Viane Sekajugo’s strike.

The tax collectors have failed to pick a win in the last five fixtures while the loss is the second at home after crushing to a 1-4 defeat to Sadolin last week while Saints FC move to five points, three below the safe zone.

Title Race:
The race for the championship becomes even interesting after both KCCA FC and Vipers SC won their respective away matches by a 2-1 margin away to Maroons Fc and Soana.

Saddam Juma continued with his form from the international break opening the scores for the reigning champions as Sekisambu completed the victory. In Lugazi, KCCA Fc shred off a scare from Maroons winning narrowly through goals from Mutyaba Muzamiru and Michael Birungi.

“Game wasn’t bad only that we played under  pressure after Maroons scored their goal. Short  of that, we would have come out with a decent  lead,” Coach Ssimbwa remarked.
Delegates from across the continent have Monday converged in Kinshasa, thumb DRC for the 2015 African Economic Conference (AEC), cost to address poverty and inequality in the region.

Jointly organized by the African Development Bank (AfDB), approved the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the three-day African Economic Conference (AEC) 2015, has been held under the theme: “Addressing Poverty and Inequality in the Post 2015 Development Agenda”.

Africa is currently on the move, but inequality constitutes an impediment to its efforts to reduce poverty.

The continent has made rapid progress in increasing the proportion of seats held by women in national parliament than in other regions.

According to reports, women’s share of non-agricultural employment also rose modestly in recent years.

This performance, however, lags behind other developing regions. Access to safe drinking water has improved, but sanitation is still a challenge.

“The ratio of girls to boys enrolled in primary schools continues to improve in many African countries, but the transition of girls and boys between different levels of education requires urgent attention,” a report from AfDB shows.

Addressing these challenges is therefore critical to achieving inclusive growth and sustainable development.

The AEC 2015 will provide an opportunity to assess the impact of current inclusive growth strategies by presenting the latest empirical evidence on poverty, inequality and human development in Africa.

It will also provide room for critical thinking on the way forward, more importantly on how to plan and implement Post 2015 Development Agenda.

Since its inception in 2006, the AEC has served as a platform for knowledge-sharing among AfDB, ECA and UNDP.

It is in recognition of the prominent role of knowledge, and the three institutions’ quest for contributing to reducing the proportion of Africans in extreme poverty, that this year’s edition will address poverty and inequality.


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