Govt clears DGF to resume its Activities

Gen. Jeje Odongo, the Internal Affairs Minister,

Govt clears DGF to resume its Activities

The Government has cleared the Democratic Governance Facility (DGF), the biggest non-governmental organization (NGO) funder in Uganda to resume its activities.

Gen. Jeje Odongo, the internal affairs minister, said there was a question as to the matters of accountability regarding the facility and this forced the Government to put a halt to their activities.

DGF provides financial and technical support to both state and non-state actors is funded by eight Development Partners (DPs): Austria, Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, The United Kingdom and the European Kingdom.

Odongo was addressing journalists at Hotel Africana yesterday where he explained that what happened was a necessary part of accountability on the part of the Government.

He noted that in order to continue fulfilling its responsibility, the Government had to put a halt to DGF’s activities and audit their activities.