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Germany giving Uganda €93.5 million for energy, water and agriculture

Staff Writer | October 10, 2016
Germany has given Uganda €93.5 million in grants to finance new projects in energy, water and agriculture for the next two years.
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Africa   Supporting Uganda to achieve its development targets
According to a statement by the Germany embassy in Kampala, the grants are a product of negotiations between the two governments on development cooperation programmes for the next two years.

“Germany committed a total of 93.5m Euro in grants. Both sides agreed on new programs in the focus areas of energy, water and rural development. These sectors are amongst the priority areas for Uganda,” a statement said.

According to the embassy, the projects aimed at supporting Uganda to achieve its development targets will be implemented by the GIZ and KfW – the Germany Development Bank.

Part of the grant will also be spent on initiatives geared towards strengthening governance and the civil society.