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27 July 2016 – The Republic of Uganda has indicated its readiness to undertake a 2nd Generation APRM Country Review, as announced during APRM CEO’s mission to the country. During the mission, the APRM CEO, Prof. Eddy Maloka held meetings with the Ugandan Vice President, H.E Edward Ssekandi and APRM Focal Point and Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development Hon. David Bahati. The CEO also held meetings with National APRM Structures in Uganda.
“Uganda’s preparedness to once again open itself up for a 2nd Country Review is a significant step towards our commitment to good governance in Africa. We therefore invite to our country the APRM and its experts with open arms – with a view of taking the Ugandan APRM process forward”; said Ugandan Vice President H.E Edward Ssekandi.
In this regard the Chairperson of the National Governing Council (NGC) will write formally to the APRM Continental Secretariat to request for a Panel of Experts for the Support Mission. The Support Mission will be undertaken in October 2016, and will provide guidance and support for the Country Self-Assessment process in preparation for the 2nd Generation Review Mission.
The Republic of Uganda is the second APRM Member State after Kenya to be ready for a 2nd Generation Country Review, as it is envisaged that the Kenyan 2nd Review Process will be completed before the end of 2016.
Uganda will also host a High Level Experts meeting on APRM Methodology in October 2016. It is expected that APRM strategic partners including the United Nation Economic Commission on Africa (UNECA), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) amongst others will attend the meeting.