Kadaga hailed Uganda’s refugee policy, but said the United Nations High
Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) should extend infrastructure and
environmental support to the country.
“Our hosting of refugees has come at a cost in terms of the destruction of the
environment. The refugees do not come with 8rewood from their countries; they
have destroyed our environment. It is important the UNHCR puts in place re-
a9orestation programmes for the host countries,” said Kadaga.
Uganda has been hailed as an ideal refugee hosting country, a credential
boosted by the Refugee Summit held in June 2017.
In presence of international dignitaries including the Secretary General of the
United Nations Antonio Guterres, the country raised over $350 million. In the
recent past, up to 13 million Africans have endured the deadly journey through
the Mediterranean and other dangerous routes to Europe, with many living under
constant threat of arrest and deportation.
Experts blame the growing number of mainly African immigrants to Europe on
harsh political environments, unemployment and the ever growing population.
The Speaker also took a swipe at the international community, whose
‘intervention’ in African conicts, she said, have resulted into worsening of the
crises. She cited Libya to make a case for the ‘ill-informed’ intervention in African
East African Legislative Assembly Speaker, Martin Karoli Ngoga said Parliaments