Pacifici said that Uganda had improved a lot on infrastructure development and it is now time to address economic development like labour issues, inflation, energy, environmental issues, and markets among others. He also said Government should focus on issues that include culture, skills development, and social protection among others.
The pledge was delivered by Christos Stylianides, the EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management at the on-going Solidarity Summit on Refugees in Munyonyo. It seeks to boost efforts by the Ugandan government to deal with the refugee crisis triggered by insecurity in South Sudan.
The funding is a major boost to the investment case for raising 13 billion US Dollars 43 trillion Shillings, embracing the global goal of ending HIV, tuberculosis and malaria as epidemics by 2030. The investment case was launched in December 2015 by the Global Fund.
The European Union says in a statement released this morning that the government decision gives rise to concerns about freedom of press in Tanzania. The statement is also backed by the High Commission of Canada and Embassies of Norway and Switzerland in the region.