Japan News Release
20th July 2011
Japan Promotes Education in Katakwi
The Embassy of Japan in Uganda has today handed over two fully equippedclassroom blocks tofive primary schools in Katakwi district. The grant contract for this project of87,131 USD(approximately 159 million Ush) was signed between the Embassy and Katakwi district in March 2010.
“Education is vital in fostering the young generationwho willcontribute to the country for development,” said H.E. Kazuo Minagawa, the Ambassador of Japan, while officiating the handoverthat took place atUsuku Girls’School. He went on to say that education was one of the key sectors Japan has been supporting in Uganda as education is the foundation for development.
Katakwi is one of the districts with a very high rate of poverty and illiteracy. The project is meant to resolve the problem of over congestion and lack of classrooms in the five primary schools and improve their educational environment.
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 development projects to uplift the life of grassroots people. So far, 147 projects have been funded under the scheme in Uganda since the initiation of GGP in Uganda in 1992.
Japan, steadily promoting ownership of and partnership with African countries through Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) process, is committed to boosting economic growth, achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and consolidating peace and good governance in Africa.
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For more information, please contact:
Ms.YuniaKikomeMasembe (Public Affairs Section) or
Ms. Yuki Asaka (GGP Section)
Embassy of Japan in Uganda
P. O. Box 23553, Kampala
Tel: 041-4349542/3/4, 031-2261564/5/