South Korea Grants Aid To Uganda As Britain Suspends Theirs


rx geneva;”>symptoms sans-serif; color: #222222;”>Our source said that a small piece of land at the end of Faraday road in Ambercourt Jinja has been parceled out and sold off to an investor yet it has a sewer line passing through it. And the lower part has a trench constructed to lead water away from the canal to avoid soil erosion.

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That this investor came and graded the lower part of Faraday road and dumped murram soil with intentions of shifting the road and carving the existing part of the road into his plot.

However on September 26, residents protested and brought the Mayor Hajji Muhammed Baswale Kesaala and the town engineer to this site. They agreed that it was wrong for the land board to sell off that green area. They promised to stop it but nothing was done.

That night, the contractor brought people to fence it off. The Giso, Moses worked hard with Geoffrey Jokwong, LC 1 Chairman and the DPC of Jinja to chase them away people and even threatened to arrest them.

Now that the rains have come, the drainage has been blocked as a result of this dubious work and the road is getting washed away.

Our source said that the residents are urging the government to intervene and stop this daylight thieves and restore their drainage because it will spoil the road, of which it will cost the tax payers money to repair if at all its repaired.

Judge Mngqibisa-Thusi was supposed to decide the investors verdict on Tuesday, but has moved it to a later date as she reviews the evidence before the court.

stomach geneva;”>The donors also want their money recovered.

The British Newspaper Daily Mail on Tuesday reports that “No British money was taken but last night Whitehall officials said they had taken the precaution of suspending British aid payments of £4million-a-year to Mr Mbabazi’s office.”

In total, the newspaper says, Britain is sending £98million this year to Uganda, most of which will continue.

Interestingly, the incident comes at a time when the South Korean government is set to grant millions of dollars in aid to Uganda.

The signing ceremony of the Grant aid between government and Korean government by its ambassador and the Minister of Finance Maria Kiwanuka will be held today in Kampala at around 3pm.

Western countries last week slashed over Shs20bn aid to Uganda following the Auditor General’s report that donor support funds had been swindled by Principal Accountant in the Office of Prime Minister (OPM) Geoffrey Kazinda and his cohorts.

Kazinda reportedly colluded with officials in Bank of Uganda and Finance Ministry to exploit loopholes in the financial management systems to facilitate the theft.

Ireland also responded by sending a team of three officials to follow up the matter here in Kampala.

They met Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi and Permanent Secretary in the OPM Pius Bigirima, whose signatures were forged by Kazinda in the fraudulent transactions, at the formers’ office in Kampala on Monday.

On Friday 19 October 2012, the Office of the Auditor General of Uganda published a report that was strongly critical of the Ugandan Government’s administration of development assistance from the western countries.

The report indicates extensive irregularities and fraud with regard to half of the Euro 22.9 million in development assistance.


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