Minister of Foreign Affairs Hon Okello Oryem has reiterated the call for the United Nations (UN) to consider a slot for a rotating seat of African representative at the UN Security Council.
At an event held in Kampala to commemorate 76 years of existence for the UN, Oryem noted that although most of the issues discussed at the Security Council concern Africa directly, the continent has been left out in the decision making process.
“We request for two rotating seats in the UN Security Council… this issue has been pushed forward by most of the Foreign Affairs Ministers in African countries,” he said.
Meanwhile, Mrs Lulama Mary Theresa the South African High Commissioner appealed to the UN’s intervention to end the coups which are spreading like wild fires in some of the African countries
“We have a number of challenges like poverty , unemployment and others but the coups are a bigger concern; it started in Mali, Guinea and Sudan. The AU and UN have condemned these coups but we need to ensure that they don’t take us back to the 1960s.”
On her part, Hon Lukia Nakadama, the third Deputy Prime Minister who represented Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja, applauded the UN and all its agencies for having done a tremendous job in developing Uganda..
“We are grateful to the staff and Management of UN Agencies for the partnership they have held with the Government to make Uganda a better place to stay in without leaving anybody behind.”
Her Excellency Suzan Ngongi Namondo the UN Resident Representative in Uganda promised to continue working with Ugandan in ensuring that Vision 2040 is achieved