Uganda’s Finance Minister Maria Kiwanuka unveiled the country’s budget for the financial year 2012/2013 earlier this month, disclosing an allocation of UGX 10,710.6 billion or $4.284 billion for government expenditures. The government’s top three areas of focus are Works and Transport, Education, and Energy and Minerals, with the sectors commanding 15.3%, 15.2% and 13.5% of the budget, respectively.
MyBRAC Feature - Akhi, a WASH(Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Program) TeenagerWhen Akhi (right) was five years old, her village had no school and she wondered if she would ever receive an education. Since then, she has been able to take advantage of the opportunities BRAC has given her to become a well-rounded, educated young person. She attended a primary school that BRAC built in her village until she was ten. After finishing primary school, she joined BRAC's adolescent development program, where twice a week she joins other girls to study, share stories, and learn from one another in a safe place.