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NUSAF suspends disbursement of funds to Arua

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Disbursement of funds under the Northern Uganda Social Action Fund- NUSAF 3 programme to Arua district has been suspended over embezzlement of more than 500 billion shillings. Last month, the police raided the NUSAF offices to search for clues into the disappearance of funds. The …

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Where are PRDP, NUSAF funds? Asks Oulanyah

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Speaker, Jacob Oulanyah, has raised concerns about the usage of the Peace, Recovery and Development Plan (PRDP) and Northern Uganda Social Action Fund (NUSAF) monies, which are allocated each financial year to support victims of the war in northern Uganda. Oulanyah said although …

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S.Africa president to pay back $35,000 campaign funds

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | South African President Cyril Ramaphosa will pay back 500,000 rand ($35,000) donated to his campaign fund by a firm with links to his son after admitting he misled parliament, an official said. Ramaphosa has staked his reputation on fighting corruption after his predecessor Jacob …

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GENDER MINISTRY: There are no missing Youth and Women funds

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development has dismissed reports of ghost groups and missing funds in the Youth Livelihood Programme (YLP) and the Uganda Women Entrepreneurship Programme (UWEP). The ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Pius Bigirimana, who also doubles as the ministry’s accounting officer, …

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Mps quiz Accountant General over unspent funds

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament sitting on the Finance Committee have demanded for a comprehensive explanation on the fate of unspent balances that are returned to the consolidated fund. In accordance with the Public Finance Management Act, 2015 all unspent balances as at 30th June are due …

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Failing access to agriculture funding

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Despite increased allocations by government, private players and the donor community towards Uganda’s agriculture financing, the sector has remained underserved. A 2017 report by the Uganda Agribusiness Alliance on agriculture financing notes that whereas several government and donor facilities have been established to provide …

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AU finally secures EU funding for Mission in Somalia

  The AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has got a much needed boost, after the European Union signed a 15th contract to provide financial support to the African Union (AU) peace keeping mission. AU Commissioner for Peace and Security Ambassador Smail Chergui signed on Wednesday on behalf of the African Union. The EU is offering  178 …

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VIDEO: Government Review – Ministries underutilizing funds

VIDEO: Uncertainty surrounds budget absorption targets as technocrats grapple with persistent slow utilization of funds within key sectors. Most of the money unutilized is borrowed from the World Bank attracting a high interest rates The Ministry of finance has now warned government departments that it will not release funds for unplanned expenditures …

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