Japan News Release
23 February 2012
Japan Grants 14.5 million USD
for Social Infrastructure in Northern Uganda
The Government of Japan and the Government of Uganda have today signed JPY 1.153 billion (approximately $14.5 million) grant project for social infrastructure development in Northern Uganda.
The project aims at facilitating the IDPs’ return and resettlement process through social infrastructure development in Acholi Sub-region: expansion of primary schools and health centers, and improvement of access to social facilities. 35 parishes in five districts (Gulu, Kitgum, Pader, Lamwo and Agago) will benefit from the project.
This project is to realize the commitments Japanese Government made at TICAD IV. TICAD IV (Tokyo International Conference for African Development) was held in May 2008 in Yokohama, Japan. It highlighted boosting economic growth and ensuring human security.
Main counterpart ministry
Office of the Prime Minister (OPM)
Name of the Project
The Project for Rebuilding Community for Promoting Return and Resettlement of Internally Displaced Persons in Acholi Sub-region in Northern Uganda
Location of the Project
Kitgum, Lamwo, Pader, Gulu and Agago Districts (Northern Uganda)
Facilities/equipment provided through the Project
121 classrooms, 65 teachers’ quarters, 24 boreholes, 4 hospital wards and 29 culverts in 35 parishes
Date of Signing the Exchange of Notes
23 February 2012
Kitgum, Lamwo, Pader, Gulu and Agago districts are situated in Acholi Sub-region in Northern Uganda. Northern Uganda has been heavily affected by LRA insurgencies over the past 20 years with over 2 million IDPs created and social service delivery disrupted. Though the resettlement of the IDPs has started since 2006, basic social infrastructure facilities remain to be rehabilitated and developed. Many people living in these districts still suffer from the lack of basic social infrastructure facilities, which hinders sustainable return and resettlement of IDPs. Implemented as a part of “J-REAP” (JICA Reconstruction Assistance Program for Northern Uganda) initiative, the project will improve access to basic social services in the 5 districts.