• [Image: Hon. Ruth Nvumetta Kavuma]

    Hon. Ruth Nvumetta Kavuma

    Uganda

    African Women Leadership Network (AWLN)

    “One of the problems donors bring up is that they think politicians use money for political gain. We have to have more confidence in our politicians to deliver the right things. Also, people only talk about the political, rather than seeing the whole picture: they do not separate the executive branch of the government from the Parliament. Parliament is very useful to work with because it has an oversight role, to assess what the Executive branch is doing. NGOs and CSOs in Uganda would tell you that working with the members of Parliament can help in this regard. We have come a long way in separating the branches of government, and today the Ugandan Parliament is pushing the executive branch to be more accountable.”