World Bank Agrees to Fund Museveni Projects

information pills sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>He said the priority for Uganda now is infrastructure development, this including power, stomach roads and railway, according to the minister of Information and National Guidance, Rose Namayanja.

The President was yesterday meeting the World Bank Vice President for Africa Makhtar Diop at his residency at the Serena Hotel in Kigali.

Mr. Diop was happy to note that most of the projects that President Museveni has been lobbying for have been approved for funding including a $40m livelihood project, $122m for a regional pastoralism project to improve the livelihoods of pastoralists in the Horn of Africa and strengthen the capacity of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD).

The Republic of Kenya will receive $77m, Republic of Uganda $40m and $5m for IGAD.

The Project will directly benefit 135,000 households (93,000 in Kenya and 42,000 in Uganda) and more than 280,000 households if indirect beneficiaries are considered whose livelihoods depend on pastoral activities.


The World Bank also approved $175m for the Second Kampala Institutional and Infrastructure Development Project (KIIDP-2) for Uganda seek to enhance infrastructure and institutional capacity of Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) to improve urban mobility for inclusive economic growth.

Mr. Diop said the bank has also approved funding of up to $245m for infrastructure development in the Albertine Region.

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