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Uganda Red Cross Society launches a shs-235bn five year strategic plan

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The Uganda Red Cross Society has launched a five-year strategic plan peddled aimed at consolidating financial, institutional sustainability and service delivery in the country. The Shs235 billion strategic plan is premised on the unit cost of executing the various focus areas which include Information and technology (IT) systems.

Uganda’s first Deputy Prime Minister Gen. Moses Ali launches the five year strategic plan.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.

The secretary general of the Uganda Red Cross Society, Robert Kwesiga said the process of developing the new strategic plan was vigorous and consultative from all stakeholders. “I want to appreciate the support from the Uganda Red Cross Governance structures, Branch network, staff volunteers, partners and the government of Uganda,” he said.

Uganda’s first Deputy Prime Minister Gen. Moses Ali launches the five year strategic plan.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates

Representing Uganda’s Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda,the five year strategic plan was launched by the first Deputy Prime Minister Gen. Moses Ali who applauded the humanitarian organisation for swift responses whenever there is a disaster and emergencies.

Uganda’s first Deputy Prime Minister Gen. Moses Ali launches the five year strategic plan.(R-L) MTN Uganda Ceo Wim Vanhelleputte , Office Of the Prime Minister,State Minister incharge Of Karamoja Moses Kizige,De.Khalid Kirunda-Chairman Central governing board,
United Nations Resident Coordinator and Designated Official for Security H.E Rosa Malango,first Deputy Premier Gen. Moses Ali,Uganda Red Cross Secretary Gen.Robert Kwesiga,European Union Head Of delegation to Uganda Caroline Adriaensen and another guest.
Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates

Under the new strategy, the organisation is seeking to expand its territories and increase the membership which stands at 400,000 people.

De.Khalid Kirunda-Chairman Central governing board of Uganda Red Cross after applying his signature.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.

“Uganda red Cross society has fulfilled its mandate especially during disaster and emergency times. I urge all of you to use a holistic approach and support the humanitarian organisation in line with the fulfillment of its mandate,” Gen Ali said at the office of the Prime Minister.

De.Khalid Kirunda-Chairman Central governing board of Uganda Red Cross delivering his remarks. Uganda Red Cross Photo.
Uganda Red Cross Secretary Gen.Robert Kwesiga delivering his remarks..Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.
MTN Uganda Ceo Wim Vanhelleputte delivers his remarks.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.

Gen Ali said that the Red Cross has tremendously scored despite various hiccups faced especially during the Covid-19 pandemic.

MTN Uganda Ceo Wim Vanhelleputte delivers his remarks.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.

“We recently parliament passed the Uganda Red Cross Society Bill recognizing the organisations’ auxiliary role across disaster risk management and humanitarian response in situations of armed conflict and other situations of violence, disasters and public health emergencies,” he said adding that the organisation was exempted from paying any taxes and therefore government is committed to supporting it.

(L_R) Claire Mey, Head Of Delegation,John Roche,Head Of Country Cluster Support Team,East Africa and Valeria Gamboni,also head of Delegation.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.

The act further shows the Uganda Red Cross Society’s commitment to promoting and disseminating International Humanitarian Law, Disaster Law and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and it awaits the president to sign.

(L_R) Claire Mey, Head Of Delegation,John Roche,Head Of Country Cluster Support Team,East Africa and Valeria Gamboni,also head of Delegation.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.

The Minister of Health Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng applauded the organisation especially on deliveries and response to disaster, collection of blood, responding to traffic road accidents.

Irene Nakasiita,Head Of Communication,Uganda Red Cross.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.

“The Uganda Red Cross Society donated a number of Ambulances in response to road accidents. We now have ambulances on almost every highway in Uganda. The organisation has swiftly responded to Bududa and Kasese landslides and offered humanitarian aid to all victims. We really thank you,” Dr. Aceng said.

(R-L) Faisal Mahboob,Operations Manager Uganda,East Africa Country Cluster,Manuel Lackmaier,Regional Programme Manager for East Africa (middle) and unidentified guest seen chatting during tea break.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.

“The current global trends and local focus requires a world where teams come together for the good of the good of others. With all your support, Uganda Red Cross is destined for greatness. We are everywhere for everyone,” he said.

European Union Head Of delegation to Uganda Caroline Adriaensen with Uganda Red Cross Secretary Gen.Robert Kwesiga .Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.
John Roche,Head Of Country Cluster Support Team,East Africa with Manuel Lackmaier,Regional Programme Manager for East Africa are seen chatting during tea break.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.
John Roche,Head Of Country Cluster Support Team,East Africa with Manuel Lackmaier,Regional Programme Manager for East Africa are seen chatting during tea break.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.
Uganda Red Cross Secretary Gen.Robert Kwesiga (L) with Valeria Gamboni with head of Delegation .Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.

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