COVID-19: Team Europe supports Uganda’s Covid-19 Response with 737 billion

Uganda’s Covid-19 response has been boosted, thanks to European Union’s Team Europe support. Team Europe announced €178 million which is about 737 billion shillings to support Uganda’s efforts against Covid-19.

Announcing this contribution, Delegation of the European Union to Uganda noted that despite the fact that the European Union is one of the most affected regions globally, EU “is firmly committed to assist its partner countries in their efforts to meet the urgent health and humanitarian needs caused by COVID-19 as well as address its long-term socio-economic consequences.”

Under their group dubbed #TeamEurope, European Union institutions and member states are jointly supporting different countries to deal with Covid-19 pandemic. In Uganda, Team Europe’s immediate contribution against Covid-19 totals 53 million Euros (about 219 billion Ugx) which is inform of grant support.

Additionally, Team Europe is providing a total of 125 million euros which is about 518 billion UGX of concessional loans and new lines of credit meant to support private sector.