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Japan gives Uganda sh620m for education, water
Publish Date: Mar 12, 2014
Japan gives Uganda sh620m for education, water
Japanese deputy head of mission Yutaka Nakarura (left) and Oyam South MP Betty Amongi, managers; Mark Opondo and James Ogwal (right) after signing a grant of US$132,963 for improvement of primary school facilities in Oyam district.PHOTO/ENOCK KAKANDE
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By John Agaba

The Japanese government has donated sh620m to boost education and improve water and sanitation coverage in Uganda.


The beneficiaries of the grant are Oyam and Amuru districts in northern Uganda.

The grant will support projects that promote education and improve water and sanitation and empower the girl child, the deputy head of the Japanese Mission to Uganda, Yutaka Nakamura, said on Wednesday during the signing ceremony at the embassy.

Under the grant, Arova Women’s Organisation received $132, 964 (about sh330m) to construct a four-classroom block and a girls’ dormitory at Zambia Primary School in Oyam district.

The women’s organisation will also use the money to build a girls’ toilet and to procure 100 double decker beds and 100 sets of desks and chairs.

World Vision Uganda received $116, 215 (about sh289m) to construct eight deep wells and six shallow wells in Amuru district. The money will also be used to protect eight springs in the district.

 

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