â€˜Keep NAADS out of politicsâ€™
ARUA-The Hill Division LC3 chairman, Romano Matua, has cautioned his constituents against sabotaging the National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS) programme. Matua, an FDC supporter, said the reviewed NAADS programme was capable of reducing poverty if implemented without prejudice. â€œThis is a unique programme from the NRM Government. If we keep politics out of it, we are destined to win the fight against poverty,â€ Matua said. He was on Monday speaking to farmers from six groups that received 1,250 broiler and layer chicks. Matua noted that the eggs consumed in the district are supplied from Kampala, a trend, he said, should be reversed. He said 10 more groups would receive chicks and exotic pigs.
Leaders get disaster tips
GULU-The capacity of the local community to respond to disasters should be developed, the district disaster management chairman, Charles Uma, has said. Speaking at the opening of a workshop for Acholi and Teso leaders on disaster risk reduction last week, Uma said there was need to create an early warning system and mainstream gender issues into disaster management. The workshop was organised by an international NGO, CARITAS and the International Institute for Rural Reconstruction (IIR). IIRR regional disaster reduction chief Hassan Oda said the organisation was aiming at helping development workers to translate policies into practice.
UN to fund north recovery
ARUA-The United Nations is one of the many international agencies that are set to inject funds into the Peace, Recovery and Development Plan for northern Uganda. The much-anticipated plan, which gets underway in July, is designed to support the region to recover from two decades of the Lordâ€™s Resistance Army rebel insurgency. Theophane Nikyema, the UN systemâ€™s resident coordinator, said the body had earmarked funds for priority development projects for five years. The money, he explained, would be channelled through the UN agencies.