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Museveni awarded for being a Climate Mobility Champion Leader

President Yoweri Museveni in the company of the First Lady/ Minister of Education and Sports Janet Museveni has received the award for outstanding leadership and commitment to conservation of the environment from the First deputy Prime Minister Rt. Hon Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga at the State House on 9th January 2023. Photo by PPU/Tony Rujuta.

President Yoweri Museveni on Monday received his award for outstanding leadership and commitment towards the protection and conservation of the environment.

The Minister for East African Affairs, Hon. Rebecca Kadaga who received the award on behalf of the President, delivered it to him at State House, Entebbe. 

The President who was in company of First Lady Janet Museveni welcomed the Climate Mobility Champion Leader Award which was awarded to him at the two-week long climate change convention that took place in Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt in November 2022.

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 honor and motivation for Uganda to continue on the issues of climate change”.

President Museveni has on several occasions issued statements and warned the public against destroying the environment for human activity.

The fountain of honor has continuously called upon Ugandans to focus on fighting environmental degradation which is a big danger to human existence. He also wants communities living around rivers and lakes to leave protection zones of 100 and 200 meters, respectively, in order to protect the integrity of the fragile ecosystems.

To receive this award, Uganda was awarded alongside Botswana and Niger in the same category.

At the COP27 in Egypt, Uganda was also recognized 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 the Pearl of Africa also gives refugees the right to work and significant freedom of movement.

Although the East African country hasn’t even penetrated to the middle income status it is also one of the top five refugee hosting countries in the world.


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