Vice President Jessica Alupo requested the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) delegates to focus on deepening cooperation while officiating the ministerial meeting at the Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort, in Kampala. She congratulated Belgium for successful Chairmanship amidst the Covid-19 hardships and highlighted several socio-economic areas in Uganda for instance, the need for infrastructural development to support industrialization and trade through railway and road transport, human capital, financial funding to development projects, use of IT technologies to support different sectors and limited inter-regional trade for finished goods.
The five days 19th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit with the theme “Deepening Cooperation for shared Global Affluence” started on 15th January and will conclude on 20th. Uganda’s four years chairmanship is highly appreciated by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and the people of Uganda.
120 member states are expected in attendance including observer countries. Delegates are to discuss several socio-economic issues especially matters affecting socio-economic development in developing countries with main interest in debt burden/financing, climate change and matters of representation in the United Nation Council.
Though the organization of the summit has faced critics from several economists and leaders, majority are overwhelmed by the organization especially the improved and expanded Entebbe international airport. The summit is projected to boost tourism sector, hotels and hospitality sector among others.