According to the minister for Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Refugees, Hillary Onek, the money is going to be used to improve on services in the health, education and infrastructure sectors in the districts that have been stressed by the big refugee numbers
The Norwegian Refugee Council is now calling on donor countries to take more responsibility for the 1.2 million refugees living in Uganda, a poverty-stricken nation, shouldering a responsibility on persons escaping violence and bloodshed in countries across the region. Uganda is hosting refugees from South Sudan, DR Congo, Burundi, Somalia, Rwanda, Eritrea, Sudan and Ethiopia.
Dr. Stephen Kajura, the National Coordinator of Resilience Project at MAAIF says they have written to the contractor about the delayed construction. He notes that the contractor handling Amudat works is still handling the Nakapiripirit Market under the same project.
In an emergency meeting convened at Lopeduru Village in Kotido Municipal Council, the chairpersons said some of the most vulnerable members of their communities are severely starving and can’t even afford one meal a day.
According to the results, 63,123 candidates representing 64.7 secured 2 principal passes, which is required for university entry compared to 60,941 in 2017. A total of 83,536 candidates scored 1 principal pass and 2 subsidiary passes compared to 83,301 in 2017. These qualify for admission to other tertiary institutions.
Wilson Lopongo, the Amudat Town Council chairperson says a number of activities have been affected by the managers of the projects due to political influence from executive members of council. Citing Kamukon road works and tree project under NUSAF 3, Lopongo revealed that more than UGX 50 Million has not reached the beneficiaries yet it was withdrawn from the account early in January.
Now, Alberio Tobiolo, the Governor of Torit State in Eastern Equatorial Province in South Sudan, says Wajaras is among South Sudanese criminals hiding in refugee camps in Uganda who are wanted for different cross boarder offences.
The houses were constructed in 2011 as a project under the Northern Uganda Social Action Fund NUSAF administered by the Office of the Prime Minister. But they soon turned into a white elephant when they developed gaping holes and cracks that forced the occupants out, sooner than expected.