By Benjamin Jumbe
The Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda has today launched the first ever National Risk and Vulnerability Atlas of Uganda.
The atlas provides data on various disasters the country is facing, indicating vulnerability of various communities and offering recommendations to enhance resilience of these communities.
Speaking at the launch, Dr Rugunda said Uganda is among the highest disaster prone countries in the world ranked 14thand 48th least ready.
He notes that the various disasters suffered in the country have undermined government’s efforts towards attainment of vision 2040.
Meanwhile the UNDP country representative Elsie Ataffuah noted that if not addressed, disaster slow down a country’s development, pledging continued support towards capacity development for disaster management.