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03 May 2013 description
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By Joyce Namutebi, 2 May 2013

The Japanese government is providing US$21.2m (about Sh55.3b) to four UN agencies to support refugee programmes in south-western Uganda plus climate related, health, nutrition, water and sanitation challenges in Karamoja.

The announcement was made by the Japanese Ambassador to Uganda, Kazuo Minagawa at a press conference at the Uganda media Centre in Kampala.

"The four UN agencies are providing essential goods and services for the refugees and vulnerable people in Uganda.

06 Jul 2012 description
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By Wilfred Sanya

The Government has directed all the people living on the steep areas of Bududa district to relocate to safer areas, State minister of Disaster preparedness Musa Echweru.

“We have directed the people in Bududa district to relocate following the disaster management report released to government by experts. The report says a crack has developed on hills where people died and we expect massive landslides and it is our duty to protect the people in advance this time”, said Echweru.

24 Feb 2012 description
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By John Odyek

Uganda and the Japanese government Thursday signed a US$14.5m (sh33b) grant agreement for promoting the resettlement of Internally Displaced People(IDPs) in Northern Uganda.

Finance minister Maria Kiwanuka who signed on behalf of Uganda said the grant would support Northern Uganda which faces a mammoth task to rebuild.

"It is a long Uganda journey which starts with a single step. A borehole built here and there will support women so they do not have to walk long distances," Kiwanuka observed.

15 Aug 2010 description
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By Steven Candia

THE US has donated $4.8m (about sh10.5b) to improve food security in the drought-stricken Karamoja region.

The donation, to be channelled through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), will be directed towards the emergency relief operation of the World Food Programme (WFP), according to a statement.

"The donation is in response to poor harvests in the region in the past three consecutive years due to the erratic rainfall.

28 Mar 2010 description
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By Juliet Lukwago

POPE Benedict XVI has donated sh62m to help victims of the landslide that buried three villages and displaced hundreds in Bududa district earlier this month.

The Archbishop of Kampala Archdiocese, Cyprian Lwanga, said the Pope sent the aid through the Apostolic Nuncio, Paul Tschang In-Nam.

Speaking during Palm Sunday mass at Rubaga cathedral, Lwanga said: "The Pope sympathises with the victims of the tragedy that occurred in Bududa.

04 Mar 2010 description
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By Steven Candia, Mary Karugaba, Milton Olupot and Madinah Tebajjukira

THE NRM Caucus was among the groups which yesterday responded to the Government's appeal for aid.

By press time, sh412m had been delivered to the Prime Minister's office and the Red Cross.

The donors included Tullow Uganda, China National Offshore Oil Corporation as well as MTN Uganda, a leading telecommunications firm.

Tullow gave sh100m, while the Chinese firm offered $50,000 (about sh100m). MTN gave sh100m and said it would join the Uganda Red Cross to help with the disaster management.

26 Oct 2009 description
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By Cyprian Musoke

The US has given Uganda a $246m (about sh461b) development grant. The grant is aimed at improving health and the standard of living.

US assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Johnnie Carson and state minister for finance agreement Ruth Nankabirwa signed the financing at State House Entebbe on Saturday.

President Yoweri Museveni presided over the event.

A statement from the American embassy said the agreement highlights the strength of the relationship between the two countries.

23 Mar 2009 description
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By Herbert Ssempogo

UGANDA has received a $6m (about sh12b) grant from Japan to construct a rice research centre at the Namulonge Crops Research Institute in Wakiso district. The research will focus on New Rice for Africa, a high-yielding, early-maturing species promoted by Japan.

25 Sep 2008 description
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By Anne Mugisa

UGANDA is to benefit from $3b in a new ambitious plan to reduce malaria deaths to near zero in seven years. The Global Malaria Action Plan was endorsed yesterday by world leaders gathered for the 2008 Millennium Development Goals Malaria Summit.

The global deaths due to malaria stand at over a million a year.

Health state minister Dr.

22 Feb 2007 description
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By Grace Agaba

The World Bank has donated $6m (about sh10.5b) to the National water and Sewerage Corporation. The chief manager of institutional development and external services, Silver Mugisha, announced the donation.

"We have already passed the eligibility stage and the World Bank will soon send technical consultants to carry out a detailed survey about the project and an agreement will be signed by the end of this year," Mugisha said.

22 Feb 2007 description
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By Ronald Humura

THE Japanese government has given a grant worth $460,000 (sh828m) to six local organisations in the education sector.