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Mbabazi Returns Home Tonight – Intel

By Michael Mugerwa

The Government of Uganda has signed a $421m grant agreement with the Global Fund, order click http://cityhoodfordc.org/components/com_jomcomment/datamanager.jomcomment.php to fight AIDS, more about Tuberculosis and Malaria.

The grant will also operationalise a joint effort to build the health service delivery mechanism.

The grants signing ceremony, cheap witnessed by among others representatives of the UN Agencies, was presided over by the Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda on Thursday in Kampala.

The Global Fund Board approved the Grant portfolio for Uganda, amounting to 421 million US dollars for the period 2015-2017.

“This marks the beginning of a new funding model that has been aligned to the Government of Uganda fiscal year,” the premier said.

Rugunda said that under this funding model, the Global Fund aims at creating a bigger impact in controlling the three diseases, by providing predictable funding, rewarding ambitious plans, working on more flexible time lines and with a shorter processing of funds.

The Prime Minister thanked the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, for the continuous support towards the improvement of health for Ugandans.

He added that the grant will be implemented in partnership with TASO and various sub-recipient organizations.

Rugunda said government was committed to strengthen partnerships and pledged to ensure a harmonious implementation of the grants to maximize achievements.

“The public signing ceremony of the Global Fund grants, was intended to inform all actors and beneficiaries for the grants, about the implementation beginning in July 2015,” he said.

On his part, the Minister for Health Dr. Ellioda Tumwesigye said, the grant will consolidate the gains and achievements from the previous grants.

He pledged to ensure that the funds are well utilized and accounted for.
Presidential hopeful, abortion http://crosswordfiend.com/blog/wp-includes/customize/class-wp-customize-sidebar-section.php John Patrick Amama Mbabazi who has been having a series of meetings in Europe and United States, returns to Kampala this weekend.

Mbabazi, who declared his intention to run for the president during the wee hours of June 15, flew to United Kingdom last week where he appeared on both BBC TV and BBC Radio where he said Uganda is ripe for change since the current system has become “weak and inefficient”.

Mbabazi later made a presentation at Chatham House, a UK foreign policy institution, where he declared himself an “unopposed candidate” in the NRM race for the party’s flag-bearer in the 2016 presidential elections.

He urged participants to give him support to ascend to the highest political seat in the land.

Before flying out, Mbabazi was supposed to face the National Resistance Movement party’s Central Executive Committee members in an extraordinary meeting on June 19.

It is thought the meeting intended to discuss Mbabazi’s presidential ambitions and their effect on NRM’s internal unity.

On Thursday night, a communication from State House to all CEC members indicated the party Chairman, President Museveni, had called off the meeting; perhaps due to Mbabazi’s absence.

The meeting (CEC) was pushed to Monday this week with the view that Mbabazi would be back since he had confirmed his presence present at a church function in Kabale district last Sunday.

On Wednesday, Mbabazi appeared on the celebrated programme Straight Talk Africa on Voice of America where he maintained his position that Uganda needs a change.

According to sources, Mbabazi personally confirmed on phone to Capital FM management that he will appear in person for the political talk show, Capital Gang on Saturday.

“JPAM (Mbabazi) is going to be live on air on Capital Gang tomorrow (Friday). He said he coming back tonight.” A source who asked not to be named said.

When contacted on phone of Friday, the Director of Communications Amama Presidency, Josephine Mayanja declined to comment saying she cannot speak about the movements of her principal.

“Haha… Dickens what do you want me to say now? Definitely you know it that I can`t talk about my boss’ movements,” Ms. Mayanja said politely on phone.


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