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President Museveni receives Climate Mobility Champion Leader Award


President Museveni receives Climate Mobility Champion Leader Award

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni yesterday Monday, January 9, 2023, received his award for outstanding leadership and commitment towards the protection and conservation of the environment.

In November last year, the President was awarded the Climate Mobility Champion Leader Award at the two-week-long climate change convention in Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt.

The First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for East African Affairs, Hon. Rebecca Kadaga who received the award on behalf of the President, delivered it to him yesterday evening at State House, Entebbe. The President was in the company of First Lady Janet Museveni.

President Museveni has on several occasions issued statements and warned the public against destroying the environment for human activity and called upon Ugandans to focus on fighting environmental degradation which is a significant danger to human existence. He wants communities living around rivers and lakes to leave protection zones of 100 metres and 200 metres, respectively, in order to protect the integrity of the fragile ecosystems.

President Yoweri Museveni in the company of the First Lady/ Minister of Education and Sports Janet Museveni receives the award from Rt. Hon Kadaga at State House. Photo by PPU/Tony Rujuta.

Rt. Hon. Kadaga, who led Uganda’s delegation at the COP27 meeting which was the 27th conference of parties under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change described the recognition as “A big honour and motivation for Uganda to continue on the issues of climate change”.

Uganda was awarded alongside Botswana and Niger in the same category.

At the same conference, Uganda was also recognised for its progressive open-door refugee policy, making it the largest refugee-hosting country in Africa, with over 1.5 million refugees, most of them from South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Burundi and Somalia.

In addition to hosting more refugees, Uganda allows refugees the right to work and significant freedom of movement.

Uganda is also one of the world’s top five refugee-hosting countries.

Sarah K. Biryomumaisho is a Multimedia journalist (Broadcast & Writing) with 11 years of experience. She holds a Diploma in Business Administration from Makerere Business Institute and a Certificate in Media Management from Women in News. She completed a Course in Wikimedia in 2020, making her one of the very few Wikipedia Editors in the country. She also has a certificate in Gender Justice Reporting from The International Women's Media Foundation, IWMF. She has worked with a number of media houses including 6 Radio stations, most recently Galaxy fm 100.2 & Radio 4. She has worked with Andariya Magazine as a writer. Sarah worked as a Digital Communications consultant for the newly revived Uganda Airlines and is also a Digital enthusiast. She owns a Media Organization called TheUgPost that publishes in Uganda and has a global reach. Twitter;

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