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Donors want leaders off NUSAF

By Vision Reporter

Added 1st March 2005 03:00 AM

DONORS and civil society organisations involved in the Northern Uganda Social Action Fund (NUSAF) have asked politicians to stop disrupting its programmes.

DONORS and civil society organisations involved in the Northern Uganda Social Action Fund (NUSAF) have asked politicians to stop disrupting its programmes.

By Cyprian Musoke
DONORS and civil society organisations involved in the Northern Uganda Social Action Fund (NUSAF) have asked politicians to stop disrupting its programmes.

They said although there was need for joint monitoring and evaluation, politicians should not usurp the work of the project implementers.

The donors were being briefed about NUSAF programmes and the level of implementation.

The workshop was attended by stakeholders from the Japanese government, representatives of the World Bank, the Food and Agricultural organisation, various UN agencies and NGOs.

State minister for northern Uganda Betty Akecth said NUSAF was not duplicating the decentralisation programme as some politicians alleged.

“They say we are building schools and health centres when the local governments are doing the same. But it is the people who identify what they need in their area, and get money to do it,” she said.

She said NUSAF was a community programme, and ideas on its improvement were welcome.

NUSAF chairman Martin Odwedo said since its inception in February 2003, the programme had supported planning and implementation of water and health projects, community road construction and poverty eradication.

He lauded the Northern Uganda Youth Action Fund for empowering the youth who have been traumatised by the war.
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Donors want leaders off NUSAF

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