Donors Urge Uganda to Ensure Election’s Credibility

The allocation of future aid to Uganda will depend on the country’s progress  on staging a credible election and tackling corruption, two European diplomats told Reuters. Uganda needs to show it respects democracy, rule of law and human rights as part of its aid obligations and partnership with the European Union, Vincent De Visscher, head of the EU delegation to the country, explained.

Visscher added that Uganda’s general elections scheduled early next year will be an important credibility for the country.

Donors are closely monitoring the ongoing investigations on the misuse of USD241 million budget spent for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. Visscher said the outcome of the investigation will impact the EU’s assistance to the country.

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    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.