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Mao Blasts Donors Over Aid Cuts

see http://curaacufeni.com/wp-admin/includes/bookmark.php geneva; font-size: small;”>Mao said that the donors have failed to realize and accept that a non-democratic government can’t fight corruption and resorting to cutting funds will do no effect.

buy information pills http://deltaalphapihonorsociety.org/wp-includes/embed.php geneva; font-size: small;”>Mao added that this is like treating a cancer using vaseline other than getting a knife and cut the cancer-struck part of the body.

He said donors paid a deaf ear when politicians were fighting to push out President Yoweri Museveni’s regime which would be the only best solution to curtail the problem of corruption in the country.

“Flies only gather where there is a stench and removing and killing the flies without removing the stench means flies will eventually come back,” said Mao.

Mao made the remarks on Tuesday at a press conference.

He was responding to a question on the party’s stance regarding reports donor countries were slashing aid to Uganda over graft in the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM).

At least 16 officials in the OPM, Ministry of Finance and Bank of Uganda have been interdicted following an Auditor General’s investigation into the theft of over Shs20bn of donor support funds.

Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi last weekend said government had decided to look for money from elsewhere and pay back, adding the culprits would be forced to refund it after being convicted.

The party president said that forcing different people to resign and sacking others will not help to fight corruption if Museveni is still in power, whom he said was “the source of corruption.”

He has therefore called upon all donors to join Ugandans in the fight to end President Museveni’s regime rather than just cut donations.

“Regime change should be part of the anti-corruption agenda in Uganda,” he concluded.

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