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DEVELOPMENT – HOW GOVERNMENTS CAN GET IT WRONG

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  • Posted on March 10, 2016

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… ACT steps up to help a community   In 2010, the then new UK coalition government, cancelled DFID (Department for International Development) support for an initiative to expand the capacity of diaspora led small UK charities carrying out development projects at grass roots in developing countries. Although DFID’s in-house monitoring and evaluation reported that…



Bush never smiles …the story of Kibwika

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  • Posted on March 3, 2016

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ACT had been supporting Kibwika for three years before I (Kunle) met him for the first time in Jinja in 2008. He was in Form 1 at the well regarded Goodheart Secondary School. At 17 years of age, it was not a surprise that he was the oldest in the class. How did he feel…



UGANDA DECIDES!

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  • Posted on February 25, 2016

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It’s business as usual at the Nakasero market in central Kampala. As far as Jimmy is concerned, life goes on. His major concern today is that his mate, Shaban in the stall across from his, “stole” his usual customer in the few minutes he popped out to toilet. The loss of two thousand Uganda Shillings…



Ugandan’s go to the Polls

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  • Posted on February 18, 2016

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It’s just over three months ago, last November, that I (Kunle) travelled to Uganda. On the road journey from Entebbe airport to Jinja, our destination, we got stuck in a traffic jam in the outskirt of Kampala. The 80 Kilometre Kampala to Jinja road trip is at any time notorious for its traffic, as it…



ACT VOLUNTEER OFF TO TANZANIA

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  • Posted on February 11, 2016

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Chloe McShane is today (11th February) embarking on a three-month international volunteering experience to Tanzania. There, she will be working in rural communities with young business owners and entrepreneurs to kick-start their businesses and promote their products on a wider scale across villages in Tanzania. It is Chloe’s first visit to Tanzania, a country where…