3 parties get Deepening Democracy grants
Tuesday, 19th January, 2010 E-mail article Print article
Deepening democracy programme a consortium of different donors has announced a series of grants to three political parties.
The grants have been extended to the Forum for democratic change, Uganda people’s congress and the People’s progress party.
They will be used for to grassroots mobilization a head of the 2011 general elections.
Announcing the grants in Kampala, programmes manager Deepening democracy in Uganda, Nicholas De Torrente says FDC will receive 400m, UPC, 157m and People’s Progressive Party 53m shillings.
He says the grants are aimed at building organizational capacity strengthen internal democracy, develop links with constituents and should not be used for campaigns.
The Netherlands institute for multiparty democracy will also receive 844m to facilitate an inclusive called the inter-party dialogue involving the six political parties represented in parliament.
Social Development Party SDP will also receive in kind assistance amounting to 36m towards organization of its national council meeting.
BUT THIS WAS WAFULA OGUTU’S RESPONSE TO THIS STORY:
Because of time and lack of logistics, it was not possible to operationalize the IPC Additional protocol for Budiope and Mbale bye-elections.We needed to have in place IPC Constituency electoral colleges to elect the candidates in IPC primaries.We have not set them up yet. But we are talking to each other on the best way forward.There is no failure at at all.