KAMPALA – President Museveni on Tuesday joined fellow Heads of State from IGAD member countries for the 37th Extraordinary Summit Chaired by Prime Minister of the Republic of Sudan H.E Dr. Abdallah Hamdok.
The heads of state discussed the Implementation of the revitalized agreement on resolution of the conflict in the Republic of South Sudan, challenges occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic on economies, security and other regional matters.
The President informed the meeting that Uganda, in concert with the Regional Response Strategy has so far been able to test 226,000 people, only 1040 of these having been found positive, with an impressive 984 recoveries registered and no deaths.
Adding that: “the virus is still a big threat and I call upon member states to direct co-operation towards accelerating the diagnosis processes, developing anti-covid treatment and a vaccine.
While some aspects of the economy have taken a hit, many essential parts such as industry and agriculture have remained functional. As such, we shall continue to avail our food resources through trade, with brotherly countries facing shortages”.
He congratulated stakeholders on upholding the revitalised peace agreement of South Sudan and advised that there is now need to work quickly through this transition period with the aim of planning and holding free and fair elections as the ultimate cure for politically motivated instability by promoting accountability among leaders.