SUSTAIN USMID PROJECTS AS WE LOBBY FOR SECOND PHASE, MINISTER KANIA TELLS BENEFITING CITIES AND MUNICIPALITIES

editor
By editor

Benefitting cities and municipalities under USMID-AF have been urged to embrace the sustainability of the projects as the Government negotiates the second phase from the World Bank.

Uganda Municipal Support Infrastructure Development (USMID) Phase One Additional Funding (USMID-AF) worth $360m (about sh1.3 trillion), which started in 2019 where the Government received 94% of the funds with the balance of six percent closing on December 31, 2023.

Urban development state minister Mario Obiga Kania says as USMID 1 AF is ending, a lot of infrastructure development has been achieved in the 10 cities, municipalities, and refugee-hosting districts which should be sustained.

Kania said despite its coming to an end, the Government is in discussions with the World Bank to secure more funding for USMID II which will even cover a wider area than before.

The minister urged the beneficiaries not to get worried saying that in case the World Bank doesn’t consent to the second phase, the Government has noted the beauty of USMID and will secure other funders from partner countries that are ready to support.

Share This Article
Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *