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‘Focus on development agenda for Northern Uganda’

‘Focus on development agenda for Northern Uganda’

Africa, Uganda
Uganda,Kampala: Members of the Greater North Parliamentary Forum have been urged to focus their legislative agenda on the most pressing issues that affect their region. Speaker Jacob Oulanyah who was meeting members of the forum on Wednesday, 13 October asked them to avoid the temptation of focusing on national issues while forgetting their own plight. “Let us come down to the greater North issues; mixing up things is what always brings us down,” said Oulanyah. He asked the MPs to take interest in discussions such as the renewal of the northern region based NUSAF programme whose funding expired two years ago. “We have big funding gaps; for the last two years, there hasn’t been funding for NUSAF but even then, it has been running on US$100 million for a period of five years. What i...