Water supply system project through UNICEF in Kotido District in Karamoja
On 7th December 2012, Ambassador Minagawa visited Kotido District in Karamoja region together with Dr. Sapra Sharad, Representative of UNICEF Uganda. He attended the ceremony as chief guest to celebrate the completion of water supply system project supported by the Japanese Government, and then visited the schools which had been provided with bio-latrines and solar lanterns also through the support by the Japanese Government.
In Karamoja, water and electricity shortage is extremely serious. The project is aimed at providing, through UNICEF, safe water and lamps for the people in the region, thus alleviating he burden born by women and girls to fetch water and helping children to study after dark. In 2012, Japan contributed USD 3 million to UNICEF Uganda for its assistance program in Karamoja including this project.
Press release by UNICEF Uganda
Generator House with a signboard mentioning Japanese assistance on the front wall Ribbon-cutting at the public water point
Switching on the generator A girl who had been waiting for Ambassador to arrive since morning to fetch water
Water tank Vote of thanks from a pupil
Signboard on water tank mentioning Japanese assistance Dance to welcome Ambassador