THE UNITED KINGDOM RELEASED $70Million for poverty reduction budget support to the Ugandan Government in the 2006 financial year. “All the UK’s aid partnership is based on a shared commitment to reducing poverty, tackling corruption and respecting human rights”, said Hilary Benn, the UK’s Secretary of State for International Development. “The strength of our partnership with Uganda depends upon a shared commitment with these principles.” The first indication that the money was available was in June 2006. “I’m pleased to release the $70Million of poverty reduction budget support which I first indicated was available in June 2006,” said Benn. UK’s planned aid to Uganda for the 2006/07 financial year is $100Million.