National
Betty Bigombe: I am still minister
Publish Date: Jun 19, 2014
Betty Bigombe: I am still minister
State Minister for Water Betty Bigombe Atuku
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By David Lumu

State Minister for Water Betty Bigombe Atuku says she is still a minister and that she has not resigned as recently reported.

“I am still a minister and I am travelling to Sudan for the Nile Basin Initiative summit to represent Government in that capacity,” she said in a telephone interview.

However, she declined to comment on the World Bank appointment as senior director for Fragility, Conflict and Violence, which takes effect on July 1.

The Ministers of Water from NBI member states—Uganda, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, South Sudan, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya Rwanda, Tanzania and Eritrea—are meeting in Sudan today to review the progress of the Nile Basin Initiative, plan and also consider the budget that will fund the imitative in the next financial year.

The Nile Technical Advisory Committee, representatives from the developed world and civil society organizations are also expected to attend the one-day summit.

At the summit, the South Sudanese Minister for Electricity, Water and Irrigation Jemma Nunu Kumba would also handover the chairmanship of the NBI to the Minister of Water from Sudan. The chairmanship of the NBI rotates among member states’ water ministers every year.

The Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) is an Inter-Governmental organization established with the objective of organizing sustainable management and development of the Nile waters.

The NBI member states aim at achieving sustainable economic development through the equitable utilization of the Nile Basin water resources.


Also related to this story

Minister Bigombe scoops World Bank top job

President’s NRA apology late, says Bigombe

France to honour Bigombe for peace role

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
MPs promise farmers not to pass agric inputs tax
Members of Parliament have assured farmers across the country and civil society organizations that they are not going to pass the proposed tax on agricultural inputs....
Kyambogo admissions for PWDs ready
The admission letters for Kyambogo University students admitted under the People with Disabilities (PWDs) government scholarship scheme is ready, according to the institution’s spokesman Lawrence Madete....
Urban TV presenters to back Kabushenga at Pakasa Forum
Two vibrant youngsters from Urban TV will host interviews on the sidelines of the 4th edition of the Pakasa Forum on Saturday. Vision Group CEO, Robert Kabushenga will be the host....
Bombo mourns veteran Gaagaa bus driver
Hundreds of mourners Wednesday turned up for the funeral of Marsal Ayubu, the veteran bus driver who died after sustaining serious injuries in the Monday accident at Nakasongola along the Gulu Highway....
Five injured in Gulu bus accident
Five people were injured after a bus they were travelling in got involved in an accident along Gulu - Juba road Thursday morning....
Prof. Mamdani counsels Lukwago
Prof. Mahmood Mamdani advises embattled Kampala Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago, to take advantage of the “suffering” of the people in the city....
Will strict traffic laws reduce road accidents?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter