KAMPALA – Uganda will host the 2020 Africa Climate Week in March this year, newly-appointed State Minister for Beatrice Anywar has said.
Addressing journalists in Kampala on Thursday, January 16, 2020, Ms Anywar said the event, which will run from March 9-11, will focus on policies that will guide the continent on fighting climate change.
It will be together with the academia, leaders from different governments and international organisations dedicated to solving issues affecting the environment. The focus is mainly on water, energy access, and mobility.
Anywar was on Wednesday sworn-in as Minister for Environment, taking over from Mary Kitutu.
She promised to unveil her plan for the ministry, which she said will focus mostly on fighting climate change through numerous campaigns and also lobbying government for more funding.
On Thursday, Anywar said Parliament had created a committee dedicated to climate change. The committee will help in lobbying for resources to help in the case.
The issue of the environment is now a priority. The government understands the magnitude of climate change, she said.
We don’t want to fire-fight the effects of climate change. “We are confident that funds are going to be allocated,” she said.