Mbabazi Wants Harsh Penalties For Fraudsters

seek geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>While chairing the 2nd Peace, Recovery and Development Plan Monitoring Committee (PMC) meeting held in the President’s Office Auditorium in Kampala on Friday, Mbabazi revealed that the Government has tightened financial control mechanisms as one of the strategies to safeguard public funds.

“Despite the suspension of development partner funding last year, government was obliged to source funds for northern Uganda programmes,” Mbabazi observed.

He reaffirmed the Government’s commitment to funding PRDP, adding that NRM introduced measures for meaningful lives in the greater northern Uganda to match the rest of the country.

The Minister of State for Karamoja Affairs, Barbara Nekesa Oundo and that for Northern Uganda Rehabilitation, Rebecca Amuge Otengo highlighted the achievements and challenges in implementation of the PRDP II so far.

Otengo revealed that this year, government has set aside Shs 20 billion for restocking in northern Uganda.


Briefing the PMC on their dockets, the Minister of State for Teso Affairs, Christine Amongin Aporu and that for Bunyoro Affairs, Ernest Kiiza Apuuli said “Integrated Affirmative Development Plans were in advanced stages of formulation as roadmaps for their respective sub-regions”.

Kiiza disclosed that a $125 million (about Shs 320 billion) World Bank-funded Albertine Region Sustainable Development Project, has been proposed to improve key urban infrastructure in Masindi, Hoima and Buliisa districts.

Other speakers included the World Bank Country Manager for Uganda, Ahmadou Moustapha Ndiaye who represented development partners, and reiterated their commitment to resuming disbursement of development aid in a more streamlined manner.

Dr Sam Okuonzi, the Member of Parliament for Vurra Constituency in Arua district represented the Greater Northern Uganda Parliamentary Group as its chairman.

The Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister, Christine Guwatudde Kintu briefed the PMC on the last four years of PRDP implementation.

The PMC later made several resolutions; including designing successor programmes and rolling out others to West Nile and Sebei sub-regions.

The meeting was also attended by Ministers, the Diplomatic Corps, Members of Parliament, Permanent Secretaries, District leaders and civil society organisations.

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