Sweden stops aid to Uganda
All Swedish development aid to Uganda has been suspended following a corruption scandal
A fund worth SEK 200 million intended for building schools, roads and health clinics has been embezzled, according to a report from Ugandas national audit office. At least SEK15 million was Swedish aid.
“We’re demanding full clarity now on what happened,” Sweden’s aid minister, Gunilla Carlsson, told Swedish Radio, who added that Ugandan officials, and possibly politicians were involved in the embezzlement.
The fund had been provided by Ireland, the UK, Norway, Denmark and Sweden.