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Denmark donates sh15b for Uganda's 2001 elections

By Vision Reporter

Added 6th December 2000 03:00 AM

THE Danish government has donated about sh15b to support the coming elections and promote human rights in Uganda, reports Kezio D. Musoke.

THE Danish government has donated about sh15b to support the coming elections and promote human rights in Uganda, reports Kezio D. Musoke. The grant was received yesterday after an agreement was signed between the Permanent Secretary to the Treasury, Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile, and Danish ambassador Bjork Pedersen. Jens Kare Rasmussen, the deputy head of mission at the Danish embassy, said in a statement yesterday that the grant would run for five years from January 2001. "The grant will promote and protect political, civil and social-economic rights in areas emerging from conflicts by strengthening the media, civil organisations and trade unions," Rasmussen said. "The money will also support the election processes at national and local levels and support the Human Rights Commission," she said. Last year, US$50m was provided by the Danish Government assistance to Uganda to support decentralisation. The Uganda-Danish co-operation also comprises support to the Judiciary, to the IGG and the private sector. Ends.

Denmark donates sh15b for Uganda's 2001 elections

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