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24 Feb 2012 description
report New Vision

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.

24 Nov 2011 description
report New Vision

By Petride Mudoola

The Government is seeking for over sh45b towards the rehabilitation of road infrastructure that have been damaged by heavy rains, Julius Onen the Assistant Commissioner in charge of district and community access roads in the Ministry of Works and Transport has said.

He explained that sh5b is required for mitigation of National roads, sh1.5b for maintenance of district, urban and rural roads and sh15b is required for intervention on national roads. Another sh19.18b is required for materials like culverts, gabions and bridges, he added.

02 May 2011 description
report New Vision

By James Oloch in Lira

A total of 1,441 pupils of Omito Primary School in Lira district are likely to miss the second academic term following torrential rains that destroyed several classroom blocks recently.

The storm left three classroom blocks without roofs.

Lira chief administrative officer, Benon Rwanghua, said several schools and residential houses were damaged.

The CAO, who was touring the affected areas with the acting Lira LC5 chairman, Fredrick Obong, said P1, P2 and P3 classrooms, the headmaster’s office and the library were damaged.