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Britain gives £35m to Uganda

By Vision Reporter

Added 21st November 2006 03:00 AM

THE United Kingdom has released £35m (about sh120b) for poverty reduction budget support to the Government this financial year.

THE United Kingdom has released £35m (about sh120b) for poverty reduction budget support to the Government this financial year.

By Sylvia Juuko

THE United Kingdom has released £35m (about sh120b) for poverty reduction budget support to the Government this financial year.

Secretary of State for International Development Hilary Benn said, “All the UK’s aid partnership is based on a shared commitment to reducing poverty, tackling corruption and respecting human rights.

"The strength of our partnership with Uganda depends upon a shared commitment with these principles.”

A statement issued by the Department for International Development (DFID) yesterday said President Yoweri Museveni was notified of the development during a meeting with Benn in London on Monday.
“I’m pleased to release the £35m of poverty reduction budget support which I first indicated was available in June 2006,” said Benn.

The release follows an earlier announcement of the funds that was pegged on government’s commitment to tackling poverty, fighting corruption and respecting human rights.

Benn told Museveni that UK would review its of budget support again at the beginning of 2007 and was optimistic that further progress would have been made in improving control of public administration expenditure and tackling corruption.

The statement said UK’s planned aid to Uganda for the 2006/07 financial year was £70m.

Britain gives £35m to Uganda

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