Japan News Release
16th September 2010
Japan Donates Garbage Collection Tools to
Fort Portal Municipality
Citizens of Fort Portal Municipality benefit from better hygiene and sanitation system. Through the project worth Ush125 million funded by Japan, garbage collection tools including a skip loader, a garbage skip and a tractor have been procured.
“The new tools together with the ones that had been in use can now ensure the effective garbage collection and transportation,” said Ambassador of Japan Keiichi Kato who has commissioned the project on 16th September 2010 at Kabarole Public Library. He congratulated the efforts made by the Fort Portal Municipality and emphasized the responsibility of the citizens in maintaining and promoting the clean environment.
According to the municipal council, waste generation in Fort Portal is estimated at 89 tonnes each day; the available facilities could only transport 37 tonnes a day. The project contributes to the reduction of sanitation related diseases in the area benefiting approximately 70,000 citizens in Fort Portal and nearby villages.
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)
Ms. Yuki Asaka (GGP Section)
Embassy of Japan in Uganda
Tel: 041-4349542/3/4, 031-2261564/5/6