Speaker Rebecca Kadaga has called on government to do more while preparing for the Dubai Expo 2020.
Speaking in parliament yesterday, Kadaga said no efforts had been made to brand the stall set up for Uganda ahead of the Expo,
“No budget provision was made for this event in this financial year and I want to demand an explanation from the Trade Minister as to why no money has been provided for this urgent matter,” Kadaga said.
The Speaker told the House that other countries close to the Uganda stall including the United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom have already set up.
The Dubai Expo 2020 is a six month world expo that will be hosted in the United Arab Emirates beginning on 20 October 2020 under the auspices of the Bureau International des Expositions General Assembly.
Other MPs who also commented on the matter said that Uganda could risk losing the stall owing to the slow progress being made and urged Government to avail the necessary money.
State Minister for Finance, Hon. David Bahati promised to return to the House with a way forward on facilitating Uganda’s presence at the Expo 2020.
“We are indeed working with the Ministry of Trade to see what we can do to save Uganda’s image at this Expo and if need be, we can organize a supplementary budget for that purpose,” Bahati said.