EU Diplomat Roots For Uganda’s Self Reliance


purchase geneva;”>Speaking at the launch of the Civil Society Private Sector Forum at UMA show grounds on Thursday, the Ambassador emphasized that the need for all Ugandans to draw a line between value for money and access to finances.

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“If Ugandans begin to value the finances that they access; the country will develop at a high rate,” said Mr Ridolfi.

He noted that the European Union is ready to assist the private sector do better by promoting infrastructural development in Uganda.

“I have worked hand in hand with the EU commissioner to organize a region seminar here in Uganda which will attract NGOs, the Private sector, Ministers of Finance from West Africa and the whole of Africa to discuss and negotiate with the EU the next protocol of assistance in November this year,” he explained.

Mr Ridolfi asserted that Ugandans should know that the EU is not only a development partner to this country but also a political partner which can still operate in Uganda even after it no longer needs any financial assistance.

“I wish in 10 years from now, Uganda will not be in any need of any financial assistance. But even after this we should remain good partners,” Mr Ridolfi added.

Uganda loses billions of shillings to graft every year.


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