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
Burundi government says won
Burundi's government on Tuesday condemned mounting diplomatic pressure over President Pierre Nkurunziza's controversial bid to stand for a third consecutive term, signalling it would not bow to international criticism....
FDC fundraises for 2016 polls
Forum for Democratic Change members have been asked to donate to the party so that enough funding is raised to support the party activities....
Burundi sets June 26 for presidential elections
Burundi has set June 26 for presidential elections taking a sharp turnaround from the guidance of East African Community member states that polls must be extended so that reconciliation between warring factions takes shape....
Jobs get families out of poverty - World Bank
“Jobs are what bring families out of poverty and fosters social cohesion,” Christina Malmberg, country manager, World Bank Group Uganda, has said...
Foot-and-mouth disease worries Karimojongs
Foot-and-mouth disease is a severe highly contagious viral disease of cattle and swine.Foot-and-mouth disease is a severe highly contagious viral disease of cattle and swine. It also affects sheep, goats and other cloven hooved animals....
Parliament has 3 days to approve sh18.4trillion budget
Parliament has only up to Friday this week to complete the process of scrutinizing and approving the 2015/2016 budget...
Should graduated tax be revived?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter