Ambassador Deborah Malac on Tuesday gave a scorecard of America’s aid assistance to Uganda, revealing that the US provided $896m (sh3.3 trillion) to Uganda in the financial year 2018.
Malac launched the report at the American Centre in Kabalagala in the capital.
“Our assistance looks to realize a better economic future for the next generation by strengthing one of the largest sectors of the country’s economy – agriculture,” she said.
“Our assistance programs improve productivity, create jobs and increase revenues for farmers and agricultural companies.”
Since 1962, the US government, under USAID, has rendered support to Uganda, especially in the areas of health, education, and environment.
“This report is about the U.S.-Uganda partnership. This partnership is about investing in people, Uganda’s single greatest resource. The Report highlights what our two countries are doing together to create a brighter future for all Ugandans.” – Amb Malac https://t.co/CfvO2WRDaP pic.twitter.com/XdaZ2Fq5Hk
— U.S. Mission Uganda (@usmissionuganda) September 10, 2019
“This report is also about ensuring transparency. We want people to understand our work in Uganda and how it is making a positive difference in the lives of Ugandans.” Amb Malac added