EU Grant to Rwanda Focuses on Infrastructure, Governance

Rwanda will receive 73.8 million euros (USD99 million) from the European Union as assistance for its road building, rural development and governance programs. Half of the money will be given as budget support, Reuters reports.

Some 32 million euros are being allocated for construction work on the main truck route from Rwanda to Uganda, 12 million euros will go toward improving the country’s justice, reconciliation, law and order, while 20 million euros is earmarked to address access to food. Some 4.5 million euros will be spent on soil conservation and the remaining 5.3 million will help to build the capacity of Rwanda’s National Electoral Commission. The country is set to hold a presidential poll in three months.

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