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Japan Gives Sh230m To Foster Development

By Vision Reporter

Added 28th February 2002 03:00 AM

THE Government of Japan yesterday signed agreements to provide grants totalling US$136,000 (sh230m) to two NGOs, Africa 2000 Network-Uganda based in Kabale district and Rutaka Health Unit based in Kisoro district, reports John Odyek.

THE Government of Japan yesterday signed agreements to provide grants totalling US$136,000 (sh230m) to two NGOs, Africa 2000 Network-Uganda based in Kabale district and Rutaka Health Unit based in Kisoro district, reports John Odyek. The function took place at the Japanese Embassy in Kampala. The Charge d’Affairs in the Japanese Embassy in Kampala, Tatsuya Miki, said he hoped the money would be used properly. Miki said the money comes under the Japanese Grant Assistance for grassroot projects intended to provide financial support for implementing projects by NGOs and local communities in fostering development. Africa 2000 Network-Uganda received US$89,671 (sh150m). The grant will assist local communities in improving farming techniques, sensitisation on HIV/AIDS, nutrition, family life and provision of livestock and farm inputs. Prof. Julius Zake, Chairman Africa 2000 Network-Uganda signed on behalf of his organisation, which carries out poverty-reduction activities in over 10 districts. Rutaka Health Unit received US$47,112 (sh80m) for equipment. The Rt. Rev. Ernest M. Shalita, Bishop of Muhabura diocese signed on behalf of the health unit, which is under the Muhabura Diocese. Ends

Japan Gives Sh230m To Foster Development

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