By Mirembe Martina
The government of Denmark, through Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA) is seeking ways of getting accountability for the funds they will offer to the country.
This comes in the wake of most countries cutting aid to Uganda after it was found out that funds meant for aid was being misused by the Office of the Prime Minister. Countries like Britain ,Ireland, Sweden and Norway had previously cut aid to Uganda as a result of misuse of the funds.
This comes in the wake of Wakiso district receiving aid from Denmark. David Kigenyi of Wakiso district said projects meant to be funded and how much money is used is all taken care of by the OPM and the biggest problem is that whereas they as a district are held accountable, no one holds the OPM accountable for the money give to them.
Misuse of funds in the OPM has led to one of the biggest money probes in the country. The Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi has denied claims of fraud saying the OPM principal accountant, Geoffrey Kazinda is responsible for the fraud. Kazinda is currently at Luzira prison as his trial goes on to prove his guilt or innocence.
Others involved in the probe include OPM permanent secretary, Pius Bigirimana and the Prime Minister himself among others.
Wakiso district authorities hailed the Danish government of not giving up on Uganda in terms of aid despite earlier reports that they had withdrawn giving aid to the country.