First Lady Rachel Ruto made a statement , after she arrived to the Second United Nations UN-Habitat Assembly riding a bicycle.
The First Lady cycled from the State House to Gigiri for the event themed “A sustainable urban future through Inclusive and effective multilateralism: achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in Times of Global Crisis.”
The event which was inaugurated by Kenya’s President William Ruto is running from June 5 to June 9, 2023 and is being attended by delegates from across the world. The Ugandan delegation is led by Minister of Lands , Housing and Urban Development , Ms. Judith Nabakooba .
Others on the delegation include the USMID AF Project Coordinator , Dr. Eng. Isaac Mutenyo -hugely credited for the transformation of cities and urban centers in Uganda .
“I am happy to have participated in this morning’s cycle ride from State House to the UN in Gigiri for the UN-Habitat Assembly,” first lady Rachel Ruto said in a statement.
“As we ride through our memories and experiences, let’s promote respect between drivers and cyclists. Together we can create a society that values sustainable transport, promotes equality, and builds a safer future,” she added.
Earlier Rachel had received bicycles worth Ksh27.6 million from the Republic of Korea.
She emphasized the importance of cycling and encouraged citizens to cycle to enable an eco-friendly environment and help reduce carbon emissions.
While acknowledging the importance of clean energy, the first lady insisted that bicycles played a vital role in the easy transportation of goods to the markets.
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