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Ireland funds 2021 election process

By Pascal Kwesiga

Added 11th July 2016 02:25 PM

The money is part of over sh300b that Ireland has pledged to provide to Uganda in development assistance in the next five years.

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Visiting Irish minister and Anite at the signing function. Photo by Roderick Ahimbazwe

The money is part of over sh300b that Ireland has pledged to provide to Uganda in development assistance in the next five years.

Ireland has provided money for financing activities relating to the 2021 general elections and promoting accountability as well as good governance.

The Irish minister for diaspora and international development, McHugh Joe, announced on Monday that the money for financing activities relating to 2021 election processes and governance has been provided through the Democratic Governance Facility programme.

The money is part of over sh300b that Ireland has pledged to provide to Uganda in development assistance in the next five years.  

McHugh signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ugandan Government for the five-year development assistance programme in the finance ministry on Monday.

He signed on behalf of the Ireland Government while state minister for finance (investment) Evelyne Anite signed for the Ugandan Government.

McHugh, who arrived in the country last week, spent part of the weekend in Karamoja where he and other officials from Ireland toured some of the projects funded with money from the Irish tax payers.

The minister said they were impressed by the projects implemented in Karamoja so far in the areas of education, HIV/AIDS prevention and support to the elderly.

McHugh promised that his government will continue to provide development assistance to Uganda.

Anite appreciated the Ireland Government for the development assistance it has provided to Uganda over years and promised that Uganda will continue to strengthen accountability mechanisms to prevent mismanagement of financial aid. Ends

 

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