Speaking at the 62nd session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in New York, Speaker Rebecca Kadaga asked donors to invest more in projects that are tied to women as a means of developing and improving local entrepreneurship.

During the conference, the speaker met with American citizens of Ugandan decent to discuss on how they could be part of the growing economic activity in Uganda.

In a statement, she said “This forum is extremely important because it is the forum of the second generation of Americans of Ugandan descent… as a government we need to provide the necessary environment so that they can operate economic activities in both worlds”.

Ambassador Adonia Ayebare, Permanent Representative to the United Nations from Uganda stated that the effort to support the diaspora community invest in Uganda will have very positive impact in the nation’s economy.

She added “When we have grassroots movements like this bringing people together about the issues that affect them in the Diaspora with these movements, in the coming years you will have a genuine Diaspora community”.