Kadaga calls for women funding

By Ssebuliba Samuel.

The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has asked donors to fund women-centered projects as a way of promoting local entrepreneurship.

Kadaga was speaking during the 62nd session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women at the UN headquarters in New York.

Kadaga said that the Word Bank and other agencies place restrictions on where their funds are to be spent, but some time they neglect their mantra of supporting women.

She said that since budgeting is now programme based, it is better for donors to bias their financing to women-centered projects, who constitute a majority of the rural workforce.

Kadaga is leading a delegation of Ugandan officials including the Minister of Gender JanatMukwaya and the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Gender Pius Bigirimana among others.