The Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda Rt.Hon Ruhakana Rugunda opened a three day (3-day) service excellence exhibition week highlighting the different sectors of government expenditure in the 2018/19 National budget at Kololo Ceremonial Grounds in Kampala.
The Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs National Enterprise Corporation (NEC), UZIMA natural mineral water, Operation Wealth Creation and UPDF spouses are show casing to the public what they offer.
The Defence Ministry uses funds from Government for capacity building of its Officers and Men, Paying salaries, constructing new and refurbishing old structures , purchasing equipment’s, and improving welfare of its personnel and their families among others.
While officiating at the opening function, the Rt Hon Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda pointed out that the exhibition aims at creating awareness and publicizing services, products, and innovations offered by the Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs). He added that the service excellence week (National budget week) is also geared at increasing effective service delivery and giving accountability to the public.
Hon Rugunda highlighted some of the achievements registered by the Government of Uganda that include: Universal Primary and Secondary Education, increased agricultural production, Youth Livelihood Programs, Women Fund and Elderly Fund, Northern Uganda Special Action Fund and providing sustainable peace and tranquility, among others.
He further commended all exhibitors for turning up in big numbers; which shows their commitment to the public.
The Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development Hon Matia Kasaija noted that the exhibition week will strengthen accounting procedures among the different organs of government.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ministry of Information Communication Technology, and Ministry of Wildlife and Tourism, are among the Ministries participating at this year’s exhibition.
The exhibition is being conducted under the theme “Industrialization for job creation and shared prosperity.”