Ugandans will be electing a new president and over 400 members of Parliament in the general elections that will take place on Thursday 18th February 2016. This election has been billed as one of the most critical in a generation and stakes have been made very high. The build-up to the elections has been less than ideal but hopes/fears remain high.
KAMPALA - Some media houses in Britain, the East African Region and Uganda have recently published articles about ActionAid Uganda’s work on GM crops. The origin of their stories is a very short part of a wide-ranging interview about our work given by our staff in February 2015.
Launching the Eastern League of the Anti Corruption Caravan
ActionAid Uganda in partnership with 6 national and 15 district based Civil Society organizations (CSOs) today are launching the second leg of the Anti-Corruption Caravan to cover the North-East and Eastern Uganda under the theme “Stop the Silence! Shame the Corrupt! Fame the Good Leaders! The Caravan will traverse 15 districts of Kotido, Abim, Amuria, Katakwi, Soroti, Kumi,Bukedea, Kapchorwa, Mbale, Tororo, Pallisa, Kibuku, Budaka, Namutumba and Iganga.
We the citizens of Uganda are greatly concerned about the recent budget speech by the Minister of Finance Planning and Economic Development (MoFPED) which revealed a new tax regime that hits the poorest citizens while high earning companies and individuals still do not pay their fair share.
ActionAid Uganda is saddened and disappointed by recent and false claims made by a previous employee around purchase of land at an inflated price. The land was bought for the construction of ActionAid Uganda head office and other support facilities and was purchased to 600 million Uganda shillings (approximately USD 240,000).
ActionAid is participating in the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict and has brought women from countries affected by conflict to the Summit to share their experiences and perspectives directly with policy makers. This includes women from Afghanistan, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Myanmar, Sierra Leone, Somaliland and Uganda, who are working on the frontlines of the response to sexual violence in conflict and post-conflict settings, including survivors of violence.
A group of civil society organizations on Monday held a tribute to honour the demise of South African anti-apartheid revolutionary Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela for the political change and national liberty that he delivered to South Africans and Africa as a whole.
For the 2nd year running, ActionAid Uganda won recognition from the Prestigious FiRE (Financial Reporting) Award organized by the Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (CPA), the Uganda Securities Exchange (USE) and Capital Markets Authority (CMA). Last year the organization was 1st Runner Up after BRAC, the biggest NGO in the world with Headquarters in Bangladesh in Asia but this year ActionAid went one level better and scooped the overall first position as the best NGO for 2013, beating BRAC to second position and SNV to third.
Tax breaks on big companies’ profits cost developing countries over US$138 billion in tax every year globally - money which could be used to improve public services such as health and education in poor countries, according to new ActionAid research.