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Speaker Kadaga Wants Womens Fund Ring Fenced :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Speaker Kadaga Wants Womens Fund Ring Fenced

The Speaker of Parliaiment Rebecca Kadaga has Parlaiments committee on budget to ring fence all funding under the Uganda Women Entrepreneurship Program UWEP over diversion.

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The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga wants the Parliament's Committee on budget to ring fence all funding under the Uganda Women Entrepreneurship Program (UWEP) over diversion.

UWEP is a Government credit and entrepreneurship skills development facility for women running in districts across the country.

The speaker's statement comes after a revelation that 10 billion shillings out of the 39 billion shillings meant for supporting groups in different parts of the country was diverted to fight the army worm that had ravaged parts of the country.

Kadaga who was the chief guest at a meeting organized by Uganda Women's Parliamentary Association (UWOPA) on the progress of the Uganda women entrepreneurship project expressed her disappointment over diversion of the funds.

Kadaga asked the budget committee to ring fence all funding to UWEP.

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UWOPA chairperson  Monicah Amoding said the funding towards women should be increased.

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In 2015/2016 financial year, although 3 billion shillings was allocated for UWEP, only 1.9bn was provided.In 2016/2017, 43 billion shillings was allocated but 29bn was provided.

In the current financial year, 2017/2018 39 billion shillings but only 30 was provided, while next financial year out of 85bn shs, only 57 billion shillings will be provided.

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