Norway grants Shs8 trillion in development aid to Uganda

July 20th, 2009

Uganda Daily Monitor

The Norwegian Government has granted a total of 234 Million Kroner (Shs 8 trillion) to the Ugandan Government in support of development programmes. The grant is meant to supplement the Government’s 2009/10 budget and will focus on four priority areas; rural electrification, strengthening management of oil and gas, forestry and environment and meat export development.

The agreement was signed by Ambassador Bjørg Leite on behalf of the Norwegian government and the minister of Finance, Ms Syda Bbumba on behalf of the Ugandan government on Wednesday last week at the ministry of Finance.

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