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Vol 54 No 7

Published 29th March 2013


West divided on aid scandal

Doubts remain as to whether President Museveni’s government has really ended the diversion of cash which prompted last year’s aid cuts

Multilateral donors may be ready to resume aid payments by the end of the year, say sources in Kampala familiar with the internal debate among Western officials involved. Donors went on strike late last year, withholding US$300 million in because of the misappropriation of massive sums by government officials. On 7 March, Uganda formally requested the European Union to resume aid flows because it was implementing a ‘High Level Government Finance Reform Action Matrix’, which it had first presented in December.

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