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Japan News Release  
22nd December 2010                 

Japan Hands Over the Multi-purpose Hall in Amuru District



The Government of Japan has handed over the Multi-purpose Hall in Amuru District. The hall was constructed under the Project for Community Development for Promoting Return and Resettlement of IDP in Northern Uganda supported by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).


The new multi-purpose hall is comprised of the main hall with stage, storage room, restrooms, canteen and kitchen, and office space. The main hall has the capacity to accommodate 300 people, and it is expected to strengthen capacity of the local governments to provide better public/social service to the community as well as to stimulate social activities by providing space for conference, seminars, and traditional events.


Addressing at the handover ceremony of the Multi-purpose Hall at Amuru District Headquarters, the Ambassador of Japan to Uganda, Mr. Keiichi Kato commended the remarkable change and great progress of development in the North, and emphasized Japan’s continuous support for the Ugandan people’s development efforts.


Japan is currently implementing emergency pilot projects in Amuru and Nwoya districts, which include rehabilitation of Otwee – Anaka Road and Otwee – Wii Anaka Road, construction of staff houses for local officials, improvement of agricultural productivity, supply of safe water in Amuru and Nwoya districts. Japan also supports projects for the improvement of community access roads and bridges in Acholi sub-region as well as the upgrading of Atiak – Nimule Road.


Handing Over Ceremony