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British High Commissioner, UPC’ Akena Discuss Alternative Development Policies

BHC's Peter West meets Jimmy Akena

The British High Commissioner to Uganda, and Peter West has Thursday paid a courtesy call to the Uganda Peoples’ Congress (UPC) President, ailment Jimmy Michael Akena at the party headquarters in Kampala.

Chimpreports has learnt that the visit was to among others discuss UPC’s alternative policies for the development of the country and building cooperation with the commission.

The party Assistant Secretary General, viagra 100mg Fred Ebil told us the party president shared at length the party’s policies on Education, Health, Agriculture and boosting the country’s economy.

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“In our meeting with the High Commissioner, we revealed that the party is in total support of Education for all, Universal Secondary Education (USE) and free education at University level,” Ebil said.

“We also shared our strong belief in the revival of cooperatives and the Cooperative Bank at cheaper loans other than the current commercial loans that are proving to be expensive to the farmers,” Ebil noted.

He added that UPC believes that if the country’s economy is to be boosted, more needs to be invested in agriculture — the country’s back borne.

“The High commissioner was interested in knowing whether we are still getting any funding from the Democratic Governance Facility (DGF); we explained that due to some mismanagement by our predecessors we are cut off the fund.”

“During the Otunnu (Olara) administration a total of Shs 101m was incurred with the DGF; we are currently paying back the bad debt and we have so far paid Shs20m.”

Ebil added that due to poor management by the recent party administrations, the party lost funding from the different development partners including; the Danish Government, Irish Government and DGF.

“We are looking forward to establishing strong cooperation with the different development partners for the good of the party.”

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