The Finance Minister Matia Kasaija has said Government is committed to investing in emerging diversified innovations in clean water and sanitation, climate change mitigation, waste management and integrated environmental management.

He said Government of Uganda and UNDP launched Uganda Green growth development strategy in 2017 to guide the Country in the effective and efficient use of natural, human and physical capital for social economic transformation.

Kasaija made the remarks at the closing of the second Uganda waste, water and environment Convention 2019 at Silver Springs Hotel Bugolobi on Thursday.

“The Government of Uganda has registered tremendous achievements in the water and environment sector under the leadership of Gen. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni,” said the Finance Minister.

He said Government will continue to support public private partnerships in all the sectors of the economy aimed at transforming the country.

Kasaija called upon the private sector players to take advantage of the opportunities such as waste management disposal and recycling, renewable energy, water treatment, fish farming, water transport, irrigation and commercial agriculture.

The theme of the one day conference was “Supporting Diversified Innovations in Waste, Water and Environment sector in attaining the Uganda Green Growth Development Strategy and the UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030”

The convention focused on access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene, conservation and restoration of water resources and biodiversity.

Other areas of focus were the latest waste management technology solutions and latest environmental engineering solutions.