In commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, on 7TH December 2018, SEATINI-Uganda in partnership with Food Rights Alliance (FRA), Coalition for Health Promotion and Social Development (HEPS) and Center for Health Human Rights & Development (CEHURD) will organise public dialogue on a theme “Behind your diets, Behind your Health: The equation of Trade and Right to Food & Health”.
The major objectives of this Public Forum are: to raise public awareness on the policy and practice inter-linkages between Human Rights i.e. right to health and right to food and Trade; to bring together actors in the areas of Human Rights, Health, Agriculture and Trade to discuss synergies among the areas and forge way forward; and to chart a way forward on how to make Trade and Agricultural related policies more responsive to the right to health and food.
Ms Clara Mira, IMF Resident Representative in Uganda making her presentations. She said government is losing taxes through granting tax exemptions and incentives yet it is the least of investors’ worries.
About Shs1.5 billion has been availed by development partners to promote tax compliance among the population as well as empower citizens to properly monitor and demand for revenue accountability particularly where they have been short-changed, Daily Monitor has established.
The Democratic Governance Facility (DGF) comprised of several development partners including: Austria, Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and the European Union will provide funding to the 18-months initiative dubbed: “Strengthening Citizens’ Engagement in Revenue Mobilization and Accountability Policies and Practices project.”
“As DGF funds this project, we hope that the citizens will be able to proactively pay their taxes and track (monitor) value-for-money in government expenditure; have in place a vibrant and coordinated national Tax Justice Alliance (TJA) where members actively engaged in revenue mobilization and accountability processes,” the Second Secretary, Royal Norwegian Embassy, Tina H. Oulie said on behalf of the developments partners.