Uganda Donors Freeze $300 Million in Aid over Corruption - Corruption Currents - WSJ


Major donor nations froze at least $300 million in aid to Uganda meant to support the government’s budget from July through June 2013, citing corruption concerns, Dow Jones Newswires reported.

The Newswires report cited Roberto Ridolfi, European Union ambassador to Uganda, saying in a statement that donors decided to cut the budget support for an initial period of at least six months to give the government “enough time to repay misappropriated funds.”

Uganda’s auditor general discovered in October a scam that showed at least $15 million was misappropriated by the prime minister’s office.