(Kampala, 16 September 2008) Eng. Mahboub Maalim, the Executive Secretary today held talks with the Hon. Minister Syda Bumba, Minister of Gender, Labor and Social Development at her office. Eng. Mahboub thanked the Uganda government for agreeing to receive his delegation, and also for having supported his candidature for the Executive Secretary post. He briefed the minister on the revitalization of IGAD, the drawing up of a minimum integration plan that are underway at the Secretariat. He assured the Minister that gender programmes are fully integrated in the IGAD development strategy.