Over 5000 Jobs Lost After President Museveni Orders Closure Of DGF

Over 5000 Jobs Lost After President Museveni Orders Closure Of DGF

By Mable Nakibuuka

At least 5000 jobs from the various Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO) have been lost following President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni’s directive to the Ministry of Finance to immediately close Democratic Governance Facility (DGF).

The civil society organisation was the central channel and played a monitory role on all the funds that flew into the country from the European Union and other donors.

However, President Museveni ordered for its closure, saying that it was financing subversion and was directly under foreign control, hence difficult to monitor.

But it should be that there were several other NGOs that were receiving funding directly from DGF and following its closure, they will have no choice but to close to or reduce the number of their employees to meet the budget constraints.

Some of the organisations that are to be adversely affected   by the closure of DGF include;

  • ActionAid International-Uganda (AAIU)
  • Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment (Acode)
  • African Center for Media Excellence (ACME)
  • Africa Freedom of Information Centre (AFIC)
  • African Centre for Energy and Mineral Policy (ACEMP)
  • African Centre for Trade and Development (ACTADE)
  • African Centre for Treatment & Rehabilitation of Torture Victims (ACTV)
  • African Leadership Institute (AFLI)
  • African Youth Initiative Network (AYINET)
  • Akina Mama wa Afrika (AMwA)
  • Alliance for Finance Monitoring (ACFIM)
  • Alliance of Mayors and Municipal Leaders’ Initiative for Community Action on AIDS at the Local Level (AMICAALL)
  • Amuria District Development Agency (ADDA)
  • Anti-Corruption Coalition Uganda (ACCU)
  • Center for Governance and Economic Development (CEGED)
  • Centre for Basic Research (CBR)
  • Centre for Women in Governance (CEWIGO)
  • Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group (CSBAG)
  • Community Driven Network Uganda (CODNET)
  • Community Integrated Development Initiative (CIDI)
  • Ecological Christian Organization (ECO)
  • Food Rights Alliance (FRA)
  • Global Rights Alert (GRA)
  • Gulu Women Economic Development and Globalisation (GWED-G)
  • Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-U)
  • Initiative for Social and Economic Rights (ISER)
  • International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ)
  • Justice Defenders
  • Kabarole Research & Resource Centre (KRC)
  • Kapchorwa Civil Society Organisation Alliance (KACSOA)
  • Kind Initiative for Development (KIND-UG)
  • Kituo Cha Katiba: Eastern Africa Centre for Constitutional Development (KcK)
  • Legal Aid Service Providers Network (LASPNET)
  • Maendeleo ya Jamii (MYJ)
  • Muslim Centre for Justice Law (MCJL)
  • National Coalition for Human Rights Defenders Uganda (NCHRD-U)
  • Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy Uganda (NIMD)
  • Penal Reform International (PRI)
  • Platform for Labour Action (PLA)
  • Restless Development Uganda (RD)
  • Rwenzori Anti-Corruption Coalition (RAC)
  • Rwenzori Forum for Peace and Justice (RFPJ)
  • Teso Anti-Corruption Coalition (TAC)
  • Teso Religious Leaders Efforts for Peace and Reconciliation (TERELEPAR)
  • The Apac Anti-Corruption Coalition (TAACC)
  • The Human Rights Centre Uganda (HRCU)
  • The Women’s International Peace Centre (WIPC)
  • Transparency International Uganda (TIU)
  • Uganda Association of Women Lawyers (FIDA-UGANDA)
  • Uganda Debt Network (UDN)
  • Uganda Joint Christian Council (UJCC)
  • Uganda Media Women’s Association (UMWA)
  • Uganda National NGO Forum (UNNGOF)
  • Uganda Project Implementation & Management Centre (UPIMAC)
  • Uganda Radio Network (URN)
  • Uganda Women’s Network (UWONET)
  • Westminister Foundation For Democracy (WFD)
  • Wizarts Foundation (Wizart)
  • World Voices Uganda (WVU)

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