I am pleased to present to you this Annual Report of Uganda Reach Aged Association (URAA) for the year 2019. This is an important turning point for us at URAA. Having gone through three years after a leadership transition at the end of 2016, we are happy with the progress we have made during this year. I am also pleased to note that team that joined in 2019 to serve at the Secretariat on new projects, has demonstrated immense commitment and ensured that URAA continued to bear fruits in 2019 and build on the good work done by our predecessors.
One of our greatest milestones this year is to document achievements of three years of our strategic plan. For us at URAA, this has given us a direction to follow and I would like to pay tribute to the Board of Directors and the entire membership for working with the team at the Secretariat to implement the five years (2017-2021) strategy. We are sure of the destination and the vehicle to take us there and I am excited about the prospects this strategy holds for URAA’s growth. We pay tribute to the Government of Uganda specifically the Ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development (MGLSD) which is our line Ministry, which has always been therefore for the collaboration, technical support, and guidance.
Correspondingly our members, other age care organizations, National Council for Older Persons, other councillors and leaders different levels for participation and support this year. I would like to acknowledge the fact that URAA has been there and doing what it does because of the unwavering support provided by National Endowment for Democracy, European Union EIDHR, Oxfarm Voice, GAROP and Help Age International we are grateful for this support provided over the year.
We are also grateful to the support by District Local Governments. Therefore, it is my sincere hope that in the coming year, we will attract new development partners and supporters to work with us in achieving our vision and mission. During this period the Association started realizing fruits of what was developed to increase the membership both in terms of size and scope of our support to them
I am encouraged by the support that the Board of Directors provided to me and the Secretariat in 2019. Lastly, I would also like to thank the staff for their support, commitment and hard work which enabled URAA to grow from strength to strength.
Tobias Onweng Chairperson Board of Directors – URAA