ICRC donates equipment to Uganda Red Cross

Written by Catherine Ntabadde
Tuesday, 19 April 2011 01:45

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has donated an assortment of equipment to Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) to kick start the implementation of the Water and Sanitation project in Karamoja.

ICRC’s Water, Sanitation and Habitat Delegate Dining Tantri handed over the items to URCS Secretary General Michael Richard Nataka at the ICRC warehouse in Ntinda.

The items handed over included a laptop, two digital cameras, a desktop ad UPS, two printers, a scanner and bicycles for hygiene promoters.

To kick off the implementation, a consultative meeting has already been held with key stakeholders in Moroto. The project manager and Regional Programme Manager have also attended inter-agency meetings in Karamoja.

In a report by the Project Manager Rogers Mandu, URCS with support from ICRC is implementing a water, sanitation and hygiene project in Kotido and Moroto districts.

The implementation of the project will involve provision of safe water sources, community sensitization on hygiene improvement and training of 14 Participatory Hygiene and Sanitation Transformation (PHAST) project actors, mobilizing and sensitizing communities about the concept of PHAST.

Schools within the project areas will be selected to participate in hygiene promotion education activities.