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Mondo warns on projects

By Vision Reporter

Added 17th July 2003 03:00 AM

THE minister for general duties in the Office of the Prime Minister, Prof. George Mondo Kagonyera, has warned the people of Rukungiri that they will not continue to benefit from donor projects if they do not strengthen accountability

By Chris Magoba

THE minister for general duties in the Office of the Prime Minister, Prof. George Mondo Kagonyera, has warned the people of Rukungiri that they will not continue to benefit from donor projects if they do not strengthen accountability.

Kagonyera sounded the warning while commissioning two sh900m gravity flow schemes in Nyarushanje and Buyanja sub-counties in the district.

He said lack of accountability is one of the problems facing Uganda’s relations with the donor community.

“Many of these people, be it bilateral or multilateral donors, always complain about lack of accountability for what they give us. Accountability is not only on the part of the Government. It is also on yours. It really hurts for a project like this to be destroyed by a few irresponsible people,” said Kagonyera, referring to the schemes constructed with funds from the European Union (EU).

He also castigated “the culture of begging”. He said Ugandans and Africans in general must relearn the culture of self-reliance.

“We existed for thousands of years without foreign aid,” he said.

Speaking at the same function, the head of the EU delegation in Uganda, Sigurd Illing, challenged the community to maintain and protect the tap stands and pipes.

He said the EU Micro Projects Programme would continue to assist Uganda in provision of safe water in line with government policies.

“The idea of the EU Micro Projects is that, firstly, those who are to benefit should be committed. There must be ownership not only by the Government,” he said.

Mondo warns on projects

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