Japan News Release
28th June 2011
Japan Supports Primary Education in Pader
Oret, Alwee and WolNgora Primary Schools in Pader district today received classroom blocks and pupils’ furniture that were funded by the government of Japan. This was implemented through “The Project for Improving Primary Schools’ Facilities in PaderDistrict”; a project, which cost about 153 Million Uganda shillings. The grant was signed between the Embassy of Japan and PaderDistrict Local government towards the end of the year 2009.
“In Northern Uganda, which is undergoing rehabilitation and reconstruction, education forms an integral part of the process towards achieving long term development” said Mr. Junji Yamazaki, the Deputy Ambassador of Japan to Uganda who officiated at the commissioning ceremony held at Oret Central Primary School. In his remarks, he noted that improved educational infrastructures and well qualified staff in place could lead to a realization of improved education.
He appreciated PaderDistrict Local Government on the good implementation skills that enabled the project to be successfully completed.
Pader is among the Acholi districts that was worst hit by the atrocities of the armed conflict between the Lords’ Resistance Army rebels and government of Uganda that left several social infrastructures destroyed.
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. Yunia Kikome (Public Affairs Section) or Ms. Sayaka Tsutsui (GGP Section), Embassy of Japan in Uganda, P. O. Box 23553, Kampala.
Tel: 041-4349542/3/4, 031-2261564/5/6
Detail of the projects