Denmark Commits to give Uganda $46m annually for Poverty Eradication

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The Danish Government has pledged to continue to support Uganda's poverty eradication efforts with an annual allocation of 46 million dollars to the country. A joint press release issued following high-level consultations between Uganda and Denmark on Development Cooperation held in Kampala this week, says the people of Denmark are closely following the situation in Uganda and welcome the ongoing democratization process and the economic growth in the country. Both sides welcomed that the existing constructive cooperation between the two countries would continue within the framework of the Uganda Joint Assistance Strategy. Kiiza Lawrence, the acting Director for Economic Affairs at the Ministry of Finance, said the fact that Denmark has signed up to the Uganda Joint Assistance Strategy proves its commitment to support an effective poverty eradication strategy in Uganda. Ib Petersen, who led the Danish delegation at the consultations, said his team also used the opportunity to express its support for the northern Uganda peace talks taking place in Juba, South Sudan. He said Denmark strongly hopes that the peace talks will lead to sustainable peace in Northern Uganda.