Government asked to reconsider the directive against DGF

In January 2021, Pres­i­dent Mu­sev­eni made a de­ci­sion for the immediate sus­pension of­ the op­er­a­tions of the De­mo­c­ra­tic Gov­er­nance Fa­cil­ity (DGF) in Uganda.

The President also or­dered the In­spec­tor Gen­eral of Gov­ern­ment (IGG), po­lice and State House Anti-Cor­rup­tion Unit to in­ves­ti­gate how the Min­istry of Fi­nance authorized the DGF to op­er­ate in Uganda and al­legedly bankroll NGOs and gov­ern­ment agen­cies to un­der­mine his leadership.

Since then members of parliament have raised a matter of national importance on the floor of parliament call­ing upon the gov­ern­ment to re­view the de­ci­sion sus­pend­ing DGF.

DGF supports several organizations including NGOs, Po­lit­i­cal Par­ties and also the In­ter-party Or­ga­ni­za­tion for Di­a­logue (IPOD), Me­dia houses, gov­ern­ment agen­cies like Parliament among oth­ers which employ many peo­ple, its suspension in operations affects people’s livelihoods and the economy of the country.

In response to the matter, Speaker Rht. Hon. Kadaga promised that after the respective government agencies completing their investigations the line Min­is­ter will report and present a statement to Par­lia­ment.

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