The Ugandan government has stated that it did not send more than 70 officials to the United Nations General Assembly. The announcement was made during a press conference at the Uganda Media Center, where the Minister for ICT & National Guidance, Chris Baryomunsi, addressed the issue.
Minister Baryomunsi firmly said that the list published by the media was not correct. He emphasized that not everyone mentioned on the list had actually traveled to the UN General Assembly. He gave an example, saying, “Hon. Musenero is on that list, but she didn’t travel.”
According to the minister, the confusion about the delegation’s size arose because there were three different meetings happening at the same location, and each required its own delegation.
“There was a meeting on SDGs where the prime minister went, the UN assembly attended by the vice president,” clarified Baryomunsi.
Furthermore, Minister Baryomunsi stressed the government’s commitment to being financially responsible by minimizing unnecessary expenses.
“We will continue to make sure that we limit government officials’ travels unless it’s necessary,” he confirmed.