The project is expected to run for 18 months and will benefit 14.6 million learners in pre-primary, primary, and lower-secondary education cycles, and 406,000 teachers and school administrators. It will focus on ensuring continued learning during the closure of schools and preparing the system for school reopening once the situation allows.
The World Bank diverted $15million from the Reproductive, Maternal and Child Health Services Improvement Project and Atwiine says this money is partly utilized to buy reagents, test kits and PPE. However, while other donors have recently announced new funds to the country including USAID that announced $2.3million new support to the country last week, Atwiine says they have no information about this.
The agency says that while they have already supported 21 governments with more than USD 5.4 million for remote learning and preparedness for school re-opening, radio as the preferred medium for delivering lessons only reaches four in ten children across East and Southern Africa.
The caution comes amid a scramble by African countries to cushion their economies, support hard-hit sectors and provide social support to nationals, amid tough measures to contain the coronavirus disease-COVID-19, whose infection rate has gone beyond three million people countrywide.
In the letter to donors who include GAVI the vaccines alliance, Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the Global Financing Facility, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the World Health Organisation, the CSOs want the donors to commit and contribute to pooled and adequate funding for long-term investments in the health workforce.
In East Africa, Tanzania was also studied and researchers found at least $145m had been hidden by its elites. Researchers concluded that this was because politicians, elites and their cronies got access to aid money and instead of using it to work on projects that developed their countries, they hid it away for personal use.
During the presentation of the budget to council in January 2020, the Ag. KCCA Executive Director, Andrew Kitaka expressed fear that the money hadn't been added to the KCCA budget, saying they would seek its inclusion such that the authority can spend it.
Dr. Allan Muruta the Commissioner Public Health Emergencies at the Ministry of Health told Uganda Radio Network that for Ebola preparedness efforts alone, they have so far used over $36million dollars where by part of this money has come from the loan.
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Kasese Municipal Deputy Town Clerk, Zedekia Kambasu Kayiri in an interview on Tuesday says that 11.9 billion shillings will be used for infrastructure development while 296 million shillings will be used for capacity building.
Last year, a private firm, KPMG released a report on the performance of the municipalities. However, during the assessment, it was discovered that Fort Portal lacked a substantive engineer, and was instead using the services of Kabarole District Engineer, Steven Wakatama.