The World Bank Group and Government of Uganda will hold an inaugural Open Day for the general public on May 30th at Kololo Independence Grounds under the theme ‘Partnering for Development’.
While addressing the press at the Finance Ministry boardroom, Christina Malmberg Calvo, the World Bank country manager said; “The Open Day will be an opportunity to learn more about our work in the country and discuss how our support can have a positive impact on the lives of Ugandans. We look forward to welcoming the general public in large numbers.”
She pointed out that an exciting array of activities have been planned for the day such as presentations and panel discussions on topical development issues, quizzes and competitions, photo exhibitions, tutorials and lots of other performances illustrating the World Bank’s partnership.
More than 50 Ugandan government agencies will also be showcasing their work and explaining how they are improving the lives of citizens throughout the country. Representatives of the Government of Uganda and officials from the World Bank will be available all day to interact with the public, share information, and exchange views.
“Members of the public can come and check whether their land is properly registered in the land registry system,” Calvo said.
Through its new Country Partnership Framework, the World Bank is supporting Uganda to raise rural incomes through agricultural commercialization and support to poor and vulnerable Ugandans.
The World Bank promotes inclusive growth in urban areas, and private sector competitiveness and investments in planning and infrastructure. With other partners, it supports the Government of Uganda to improve health and education, economic governance, and fiscal management.
“The Government of Uganda has had a longstanding partnership with the World Bank Group,” said Matia Kasaija, Uganda’s Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development in a statement.
“For more than 50 years, together we have brought development to millions of Ugandans. As a result, social and infrastructure services have improved. Poverty has come down and will continue to do so.”