Ministries Called Upon to Expedite formation of policies for Clean Cooking Uptake
In move meant to achieve the 100% clean cooking target in Uganda by 2020, the Uganda National Alliance on Clean Cooking is calling for synergy and cooperation between different ministries and stakeholders to expedite formation of favourable policies that will increase up take of clean cooking solutions.
Speaking to Croozefm, the alliance’s national coordinator Alfred Kusiima says this will increase their provision and adoption at households and all other sectors where cooking and similar thermal process take place.
Kusiima says 87% of Uganda’s 40 million people live in rural areas and 96% of these rely on solid biomass fuels for cooking.
More than 90% do not have clean cook stoves or clean fuels such as biogas or LPG despite the existence of Government and development partners interventions.
This means that the majority of citizens are exposed to Indoor Air Pollution, a situation closely associated with several ailments and health effects.
To reverse this trend, a meeting of key stakeholders is currently underway at the ministry of energy to review work plans and budgets of inter- ministerial committee on clean cooking and mainstream clean cooking in government ministries, departments and agencies.