Envoys pledge to support Karamoja
Publish Date: Mar 03, 2009
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By Vision Reporter

TWO development partners have pledged to support Mrs. Janet Museveni, the wife of the President, in her tasks as state minister for Karamoja affairs.

During a meeting with her at State House, Nakasero on Monday, the European Union (EU) ambassador, Vincent De Visscher, congratulated Mrs. Museveni upon her appointment as minister and assured her of EU’s support for Karamoja affairs.

Karamoja, comprising of Moroto, Kotido and Nakapiripirit districts, is one of the least developed areas in the country.

State House, in a press release, stated that Mrs. Museveni and the envoy discussed the co-operation between the EU and the Government in several programmes that are aimed at developing Karamoja sub-region.

De Visscher, who said the EU runs a number of programmes like education, food security , peace and conflict resolution, highlighted the need to focus on security, which he said was a prerequisite for development.

In a related development, Mrs. Museveni hosted the World Food Programme (WFP) country director, Stanlake Samkange, at State House, Nakasero.

Talks centered on how the WFP could work with the Government in ensuring food security in Karamoja, according to a release from State House.

Samkange pledged WFP support to the First Lady to ensure food security in Karamoja.

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