The European Union has announced a grant amount of EUR 30 million (around UGX 120 billion) to Uganda’s National Treasury, to help with the country’s fight against Covid19.
The EU said Wednesday it intended to “help Uganda address both the health emergency caused by the Covid19 pandemic and its longer-term socio-economic impacts.
The money, EU says will be made available by urgently speeding up budget support disbursements due later this year.
Part of this amount will be directed to support the short-term response of the Ministry of Health to the pandemic.
“The European Union stands by Uganda in the fight against Covid-19. The coronavirus pandemic requires united, global action in response. This is a global fight that we will either win or lose together,” said EU Head of Delegation to Uganda, H.E Ambassador Attilio Pacifici.
“The re-focussing of our support to Uganda is part of a global exercise that the EU is undertaking to help address this crisis in Africa and beyond.”
The EU also announced that additional support to the work done by the Ministry of Health to implement the Covid-19 Preparedness.