Government, through the Finance Minister, Matia Kasaija has officially informed the Danish government of the suspension of the Democratic Governance Facility.
President Yoweri Museveni early this year directed the immediate suspension of the activities of the Democratic Governance Facility (DGF), the largest pool of donor funding to non-governmental organisations in Uganda over what was termed as financing of subversive activities.
However, in a February, 17th, 2021 letter to the Danish Ambassador to Uganda, Kasaija officially informed the Danish government of the suspension of the Memorandum Of Understanding on the running of the Democratic Governance Facility in Uganda.
The letter has since been copied to President Museveni, Foreign Affairs Minister, Embassies of the various donor countries in Uganda and the Attorney General among others.
The development comes at a time when the Democratic Governance Facility communicated to its partners the suspension of funding of the various programs they have been funding.
In an email to all its partners, Nicole Bjerler, the DGF head in Uganda informed them that the biggest NGO donor fund will not be funding their activities until further notice.
The closure of DGF’s activities has since affected more than 100 NGOs and some of the projects run by government agencies.