Action Aid Turns to International Community Help on Frozen Accounts
Action Aid Uganda has turned to the International community to negotiate with Government to unfreeze its bank accounts. On October 5th, Bank of Uganda froze all bank accounts belonging to Action Aid Uganda, a Non-Governmental Organisation following police investigations into allegations of conspiracy to commit a felony and money laundering.
Action Aid Uganda holds a Uganda Shillings account, US dollar, Pound Sterling and two Euro accounts in Standard Chartered Bank. Action aid is a global movement of people working to further human rights and defeat poverty for all.
Action Aid Uganda says the freezing of its accounts has affected its operations. Arthur Larok, the Executive director Action Aid Uganda, says they have resorted to the International community to negotiate with Government to unfreeze their accounts.
He says the International office of Action Aid, Donors and some Diplomats will help in resolving the crisis, which is a direct breech of rights of Ugandans