NA members of Nampumpum Sub-county in Kotido District during the monitoring visit.
SEATINI Uganda with support from OXFAM organized monitoring visits to assess TOTs advocacy campaign work in West Nile (Arua & Koboko), Acholi (Pader & Agago) and Teso (Soroti, Serere & Kotido) regions. This was done alongside other partners who included; Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group (CSBAG), AFIC, CEFORD, PAC, WORUDET and CEWIT under the Financing for Development Project. The project envisions an efficient public finance system in Uganda that promotes fiscal measures for enhanced inclusive growth and active participation of citizens.
The visits aimed at assessing the collaboration under the financing for development project at national and subnational level, analyze the work done by Trainers of Trainers (TOTs) since the past engagements under the F4D organized by CEWIT in 2016 & SEATINI in 2017 and finally review the work of the Neighborhood Assemblies located in their respective regions.
During the visits, it was observed that gaps still exist between the policy makers and citizens on issues pertaining the tax policy and practices. It is therefore imperative that citizens, policy makers, civil society, academia and government technocrats come together to strategize on developing more progressive tax policies for the country. World over, capacity building has been an integral part of advocacy and policy influence. Through this project, a number of interventions have taken place since its inception in 2016 using different approaches and strategies.