Today 15th December was the end-of-year brief for the Equal Opportunities Commission.
The Commission held a press conference at the Uganda Media Centre, next to our Kingdom Kampala offices.
The Media brief was led by the Chairperson, Hon. Safia Nalule Juuko, who was accompanied by other Members of the Commission, as well as the Secretary to the Commission and the Head of Planning.
In her address, the Chairperson said the Commission had a wide mandate to promote equal opportunities and affirmative action for all, while eliminating discrimination and marginalization.
Highlighting some of the successes of the Commission, for example availing the first Blood Bank in Moroto to cater for the Karamoja region, Hon. Safia reiterated the need for further efforts to help the marginalized people like children with hearing and sight impediments to also gain access to quality education.
She thanked the President for the creation and empowerment of the Commission, government MDAs and other partners for working with the Commission.
Words of gratitude were also expressed to the European Union, UN women and Feed the Future for their support in Commission activities.