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Govt urged to release funds for projects

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has urged government to expeditiously release funds for donor-funded projects whose activities are ongoing. The directive follows the presentation of a report of the Committee on Finance, Planning, and Economic Development on unspent balances and the position of the Consolidated Fund as of 30 …

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Muni University health science laboratory project stalls over funds

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The construction of a multi-purpose Health Science Laboratory Building at Muni University has stalled for nearly five years. In March 2019, the university signed a contract with Kisinga Construction Company for the second phase of the construction, with a planned completion date in 2022. However, …

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Finance ministry connived with district leaders on surplus funds

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Legislators on a House committee have accused Nakasongola District leaders of conniving with officials from the finance ministry of inflating budgets, thereby causing funds to be returned to the Consolidated Fund. The district leaders were appearing before the Public Accounts Committee- Local Government on Thursday, …

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New climate change funds for Africa

How the IMF Resilience and Sustainability Facility and innovative climate finance can lessen challenges COMMENT | ALI MANSOOR & AWA MBAYE | African countries have been encouraged to seek alternative funding schemes to tackle climate change impacts whose effects have been exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Russian-Ukrainian war, geopolitical fragmentation, …

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MPs advocate for funds for Local Council elections

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Legislators tasked the Ministry of Finance to prioritise funding of the elections for Local Councils I, II and the women’s councils. The MPs’ demands were made during the plenary sitting on Wednesday, 12 July 2023. Hon. Susan Amero (Indep., Amuria District Woman Representative) said that …

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Ministry of Energy accused of utilizing UGX 527bn REA funds

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development is in trouble over the utilization of 527 billion Shillings meant for the Rural Electrification Agency-REA. REA was absorbed by the mother ministry following the rationalization of government Ministries, Departments, and Agencies – MDAs, a move aimed at …

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NAPAK: Disbursement of PDM funds start

Napak, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Napak district has started disbursement of the 3.1 billion Shillings Parish Development Model-PDM funds to 558 SACCOs. At least 25 million Shillings has already been distributed to 25 beneficiaries in Nakichumet parish in Matany Sub County as they plan to roll out to other parishes. …

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