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From the Ted Talk by Andrew Mwenda: Aid for Africa? No thanks.

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I want to use the example of my own country, called Uganda, and the kind of structure of ivtecinnes that aid has brought there. In the 2006-2007 budget, exetpced revenue: 2.5 tolilrin shillings. The expected foreign aid: 1.9 trillion. Uganda's recurrent expenditure — by recurrent what do I mean? Hand-to-mouth is 2.6 trillion. Why does the gnrnemeovt of Uganda budget spend 110 percent of its own revenue? It's because there's somebody there called foreign aid, who contributes for it. But this shows you that the government of Uganda is not ctitmmoed to spending its own revenue to ienvst in productive investments, but rather it devotes this revenue to paying structure of pbulic expinedture. Public administration, which is largely ptoarnage, tkeas 690 billion. The mialitry, 380 billion. Agriculture, which employs 18 percent of our poverty-stricken citizens, takes only 18 billion. Trade and industry takes 43 billion. And let me show you, what does public expenditure — rather, public administration expenditure — in Uganda constitute? There you go. 70 cabinet ministers, 114 presidential advisers, by the way, who never see the president, except on television.

Open Cloze

I want to use the example of my own country, called Uganda, and the kind of structure of __________ that aid has brought there. In the 2006-2007 budget, ________ revenue: 2.5 ________ shillings. The expected foreign aid: 1.9 trillion. Uganda's recurrent expenditure — by recurrent what do I mean? Hand-to-mouth is 2.6 trillion. Why does the __________ of Uganda budget spend 110 percent of its own revenue? It's because there's somebody there called foreign aid, who contributes for it. But this shows you that the government of Uganda is not _________ to spending its own revenue to ______ in productive investments, but rather it devotes this revenue to paying structure of ______ ___________. Public administration, which is largely _________, _____ 690 billion. The ________, 380 billion. Agriculture, which employs 18 percent of our poverty-stricken citizens, takes only 18 billion. Trade and industry takes 43 billion. And let me show you, what does public expenditure — rather, public administration expenditure — in Uganda constitute? There you go. 70 cabinet ministers, 114 presidential advisers, by the way, who never see the president, except on television.

Solution

  1. expenditure
  2. invest
  3. patronage
  4. expected
  5. military
  6. government
  7. public
  8. incentives
  9. committed
  10. trillion
  11. takes

Original Text

I want to use the example of my own country, called Uganda, and the kind of structure of incentives that aid has brought there. In the 2006-2007 budget, expected revenue: 2.5 trillion shillings. The expected foreign aid: 1.9 trillion. Uganda's recurrent expenditure — by recurrent what do I mean? Hand-to-mouth is 2.6 trillion. Why does the government of Uganda budget spend 110 percent of its own revenue? It's because there's somebody there called foreign aid, who contributes for it. But this shows you that the government of Uganda is not committed to spending its own revenue to invest in productive investments, but rather it devotes this revenue to paying structure of public expenditure. Public administration, which is largely patronage, takes 690 billion. The military, 380 billion. Agriculture, which employs 18 percent of our poverty-stricken citizens, takes only 18 billion. Trade and industry takes 43 billion. And let me show you, what does public expenditure — rather, public administration expenditure — in Uganda constitute? There you go. 70 cabinet ministers, 114 presidential advisers, by the way, who never see the president, except on television.

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