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Local governments in north get vehicles

By Vision Reporter

Added 3rd March 2010 03:00 AM

The districts of northern Uganda have received 40 pick-up trucks.

The districts of northern Uganda have received 40 pick-up trucks.

By Jeff Lule

The districts of northern Uganda have received 40 pick-up trucks.

The local government minister, Adolf Mwesige, said the vehicles would help to improve service delivery in the region.

Handing over the vehicles to chief administrative officers at the Cooper Motors headquarters in Kampala on Monday, Mwesige said the past 20 years of insurgency in the region had led to a weak system of service delivery.

“This is part of the rehabilitation process. Districts the north have gone through a troubled era of strife, which led to the deterioration of civil order,” Mwesige said.

The vehicles, worth $1m (about sh2b), were bought by the World Bank.

“They will improve the mobility of district staff in carrying out extension work, supervising, monitoring and coordinating projects,” he said.

Mwesige noted that a lot of money, which would have been used to transform communities in the region, was instead used to stop the insurgency.

“The good news is that the war is no more and as the Government, we shall never allow such disruptions to return. We have put in place measures required to avert similar insurgencies,” he added.

Local governments in north get vehicles

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