By Olivia Nabaggala
25th Nov 2021
The Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago has hosted the Mayors under their umbrella Alliance of Mayors and Municipal Leaders’ Initiative on Health and HIV (AMICAALL) for an engagement on Non Communicable Diseases -NCDs and mental health at Eureka Place, Ntinda.
This is a WHO-UNDP Global Joint Programme on the integration of NCDs and Mental Health into the existing programmes to strengthen the capacity of urban leaders in Kampala City and 8 newly created cities of Masaka, Gulu, Lira, Mbarara, Fortportal, Hoima, Jinja and Mbale.
Lukwago tasked the Parliamentary NCD Forum to push for the Abuja Declaration of allocating 15% of the annual budget to improve the health sector.
He also shared his commitment on improving the City’s green cover by implementing the Kampala Green Infrastructure Ordinance and planting a City Forest to showcase the various tree species as they conserve the environment.