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CSOs identify key opportunities in the Shs72 trillion budget

The non-governmental organisations call for strong anti-corruption measures and debt reduction Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), under the umbrella of the Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group (CSBAG), have identified several opportunities in Uganda’s new Shs72 trillion budget. They emphasize investments in human capital development, peace and …

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CSOs punch holes in WHO pandemic agreement proposals

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Civil society Organizations (CSOs) have expressed concern over the latest proposal for the World Health Organization (WHO) Pandemic Agreement. In a statement released on Thursday, CSO officials expressed grave concerns over the inequities embedded in the current draft of the World’s first accord meant …

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Denmark, Ireland to partner with CSOs in Karamoja on human rights

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Royal Danish Embassy in Uganda together with Ireland, the Netherlands, and Sweden have launched a partnership with civil societies in the Karamoja sub-region. The partnership was launched on Tuesday in Moroto district, focusing on promoting accountability, civic engagement, and Human Rights. Partners who will …

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Activists task local gov’t leaders on environmental conservation

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A coalition of civil society organizations operating in the greater Masaka sub-region, known as the Community Transformation Network (COTFONE), has launched a campaign urging local government leaders to champion environmental preservation in the area. Denis Luis Bukenya, the Programs Coordinator at COTFONE, noted that many …

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Uganda still secretive on oil and gas money

Visiting transparency body says government should give citizens more information Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Representatives of civil society organisations working in Uganda’s extractives sector (oil, gas and mining) want money and more freedom to check on the government’s pledge to be transparent and accountable to Ugandans. That is what …

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Justice Minister Mao calls for decency from human rights fighters

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Justice and Constitutional Affairs Minister Norbert Mao has urged opposition figures and human rights activists to refrain from using political rhetoric when advocating for human rights. He accused some activists and politicians of employing derogatory language when referring to government leaders, institutions, and President …

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World Bank funding embargo to Uganda

CSOs want government to renegotiate with the lender on funding key development projects Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Following the World Bank decision issued on Aug.8 to stop new public funding to Uganda in relation to the passing of the anti-homosexuality bill into law, a group of civil society organizations …

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CSOs latest concerns on public debt, PDM

The group wants a clear government plan for putting money in people’s pockets Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Civil Society Organizations under their umbrella, the Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group (CSBAG) are concerned about the insufficient budget allocation to address domestic arrears arguing that the move could stifle private …

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