The First Deputy Prime Minister who also doubles as Minister for East African Community Affairs, Rebecca Kadaga has said that climate change has had a big impact on Uganda’s food security, noting that the problem is likely to be exacerbated.
She was yesterday speaking during the launch of the East Africa Food Security Symposium and Expo in Kampala organized by the Climate Action East Africa.
Kadaga explained that Uganda being an agricultural country, the problem of climate change has not spared it in many ways.
Kadaga noted that there is need to mitigate climate change not only in Uganda, East Africa or Africa but world over since it affects everyone.
Kadaga noted that government has a 10 year plan that will help mitigate the problem of climate change through environmental regeneration including stopping wetland encroachments and many others.
Former Agriculture Minister, Victoria Ssekitoleko who doubles as the Private Sector Foundation Uganda vice chairperson could not agree more with Kadaga’s assertions, adding that there is need to make the public aware of climate change and its effects on food security.END