Ugandan MP promotes collaboration with Knesset on sustainable development

Israel’s expertise in sustainable technologies and resource management could play a critical role in Uganda’s advancement as a developing nation, parliament member Benson Obua-Ogwal told The Jerusalem Post Saturday night.

“We are convinced that Israel is ahead in many ways compared to Uganda,” Obua-Ogwal said in an interview at Moshav Hadid where he was a guest. “When it comes to technology, they’re way ahead. When it comes to sustainable development, especially in the area of energy, they are way ahead of Uganda. We would like to borrow a lot from their experience and expertise.”

Obua-Ogwal, a member of the Uganda Peoples Congress party from Moroto County, Alebtong, and the shadow minister for East African Community, is on a six-day private visit to Israel during which he also is participating in some semi-official government meetings. While here, he is to meet on Monday with Knesset administrators to discuss a memorandum of understanding soon to be signed between the two parliaments to foster collaboration, particularly in areas of technology and sustainable development.

A draft of the memorandum obtained by the Post defines the memorandum as “a framework for parliamentary cooperation within which the parties work together towards a more comprehensive, equal and mutually beneficial strategic partnership for sustainable development.”  Continue reading…

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