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.