President Museveni has finally agreed to lift the ban on Democratic Governance Facility (DGF), a civil society funding body, whose activities were suspended last year, Chimp Corps report.
However, Museveni said DGF’s operations would be reopened with a condition that the Government is represented in its decision-making structures.
The President’s promise came following an appeal by Danish Minister for Development Cooperation, Hon. Flemming Miller Mortensen, at Nakasero State Lodge in Kampala.
The Minister was accompanied by the Danish Ambassador to Uganda.
Hon. Mortensen and the Danish Ambassador said that the project has only six months left to elapse.
DGF was grappling with unprecedented levels of corruption and intrigue when the government closed its work.
The government accused the Fund of raising money for opposition-leaning activists during the 2021 general elections, claims they denied.
DGF, which had rejected right government supervision, said it was supporting civil society’s efforts to make government more accountable to the public.
The President said he would formally communicate his position to the relevant Government departments.
Hundreds of civil society organizations closed shop when government blocked DGF’s financial taps, leaving thousands of employees jobless.
The Fund Meanwhile, President Museveni welcomed investors from Denmark who expressed interest to invest in Uganda.
The President assured Danish investors of the available markets of Uganda, East African, Africa, US and China, among others. He noted that there is great market potential to purchase their products.
He saluted Denmark for commercialising milk in Uganda.
President Museveni meeting Danish officials at Nakasero State Lodge
He asked the visiting Minister to give Uganda support in the area of irrigation in order to stabilise agriculture.
President Museveni and his guests also discussed issues on cooperation in the areas of Agriculture and Water, among others.
Hon. Mortensen told the President that Denmark will establish new programs in Uganda in the areas of Human rights, Civic education and Accountability.
He said that Denmark has a lot of focus on the relationship with Uganda.
The Minister said that Denmark will be a good partner to Uganda and that they will continue to support development projects in Uganda for a better life.