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Post-2015 Development Agenda should reflect on maternal health issues and trickle down to NDGs – Biteyi


As the world prepares to host the UN General Assembly to debate the post 2015 agenda, Ugandan citizens are strongly demanding that their views be incorporated in the UN development agenda and also make them trickle down to the national development goals for better implementation and excellent service delivery.

Addressing journalists today in Kampala the Executive Director White Ribbon Alliance Uganda, Robina Biteyi, says the soon-to-be launched sustainable goals at the 70th UN summit on Saturday should have direct impact on issues to do with maternal health and new born, as the activists think this will directly have a reflection to reducing the number of death as a result of giving life to new-borns and their mothers.

In the Ugandan citizen report on the matters, there are calls for strong accountability and citizen participation at every level in matters of health.

However, the health Minister in the opposition government, Hon. Lulume Bayiga also reminded electorates to always demand for better service delivery from government and their leaders since they are taxed by those in power who then have to deliver services to them from the revenues collected and it is upon this point that he reminded the citizens of the maximum power they have in keeping leaders in power or ejecting them out of leadership.

The 70th Regular Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 70) opened at UN Headquarters on Tuesday, 15 September 2015. On 25 September 2015, His Holiness Pope Francis will address the UNGA, and from 25-27 September the Summit for the Adoption of the Post-2015 Development Agenda will convene. The General Debate of the 70th Session of the UNGA will take place from 28 September – 6 October 2015.


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