Japan News Release
4th May 2011
Japan Supports Education in Kaliro District
The government of Japan has today commissioned an educational project that was implemented in Kaliro district. The project which cost 165 million UGX was signed between the Embassy of Japan in Uganda and Kaliro district Local government in February last year.
Mr. Yamazaki Junji, the Deputy Ambassador of Japan to Uganda officially handed over the classroom blocks, latrines, school furniture and water tanks that were procured through the project to Bwayuya and Busambeku Primary Schools. In his speech at the ceremony which was held at Bwayuya Primary school, he noted that poor school infrastructures if not dealt with could impede educational excellence. “I call upon you all to continue you’re your effort to identify opportunities that can lead the improvement of the educational sector” he said.
This project is benefiting over 1,500 children who are studying at the two schools and will benefit many more others who will pass through the schools in the future. The donation by Japan is part of the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP), a scheme administered by the Japanese Embassy to support community-based development projects. Japan, steadily promoting ownership of and partnership with Africa through Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) process, is committed to boosting economic growth, achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and consolidation of peace and good governance in Africa.
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For more information, please contact:
Ms. Kikome Yunia Masembe (Public Affairs Section) or
Ms. Yuki Asaka (GGP Section)
Embassy of Japan in Uganda
Tel: 041-4349542/3/4, 031-2261564/5/6
Detail of the projects