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
Hajj pilgrims begin holy journey to Mecca
182 Muslim pilgrims on Wednesday departed for this year’s Hajj in Saudi Arabia to fulfill the final fifth pillar of Islam and strengthen their faith in Allah...
Expert wants authority for Ebola,zoonotic diseases
A senior academic at Makerere University department of Biosecurity, Eco-systems and Veterinary Public Health has called for the formation of an authority to lead the fight against the ever-growing threat of zoonotic diseases...
Museveni launches construction of Soroti fruit factory
CONSTRUCTION of a multibillion fruit processing factory based in Soroti district has been launched by President Museveni with emphasis to grow more fruits...
Govt verifies questionable applicants for National IDs
THE ministry of internal affairs has deployed a team to carryout citizenship verification on questionable applicants for the National Identity cards...
Minister warns city councilors against frustrating projects
The Minister in charge of the Presidency, Frank Tumwebaze has warned city councilors against engaging in political disagreements that paralyse the city’s development projects....
NSSF: Jamwa
The hearing of the appeal in which former NSSF managing director David Chandi Jamwa is challenging his conviction and the sentence of 12 years imprisonment was on Thursday delayed until October 10....
Should bride price be made optional?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter