KAMPALA – The Government has improved participation of women in decision making at all levels, enacted gender-specific laws and upheld affirmative action clauses in the Constitution, the Minister of State for Planning David Bahati has said.
On Wednesday evening, Bahati had represented the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga at the Awards ceremony for Actors that have excelled in advancing the Public Finance Management Act, 2015 (PFMA) Gender and Equity provisions at Imperial Royale Hotel, Kampala.
Kadaga said discrimination and inequalities are real in our day to day life despite the fact that it is highly unhuman.
“Promoting equal opportunities and affirmative action through gender and equity responsive budgeting is very instrumental in achieving sustainable inclusive development,” said Kadaga.
She called upon MDA’s and Local Governments to double effort in addressing the needs of our vulnerable people.
Bahati said that Ministries, Agencies and Local Governments have to be assessed for compliance to gender and equity budgeting by the Equal Opportunities Commission.
“Those who get pass mark of 50% and above are issued with a gender and equity certificate, he said.
Some Institutions that were recognised include: Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health KCCA, Mbarara District, Nebbi District and FOWODE