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Japan News Release  
11 November 2011




Japan Supports More Grassroots Development Projects for Health, Education, and Water in Uganda



The Embassy of Japan in Uganda today signed three grant contracts worth 287,219 US Dollars equivalent of over729M UGX with three organisations:(1) Reach One Touch One Ministries, (2) Akwete Primary Schooland (3) Lutheran World Federation. The funds will be used foran Outpatient ward in Kabale, classroom blocks and other school facilities in Akwete Primary School in Alebtong district, and construction of 13 boreholes in Kitgum and Lamwo districts. These projects will benefit over 200,000 people in the project areas.

“With infrastructures improved in the community, the local communities will have access to better services and their life will be uplifted” said H. E. Kazuo Minagawa, the Ambassador of Japan to Uganda, during the grant signing ceremony that was held at the Embassy of Japan in Kampala.  He added that the projects signed are for education, health, and water services, which will have direct impact on the social and economic lives of the local communities.

Thedonations above are part of the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) of Japan, a grant scheme administered by the Japanese Embassy to support community-based grassroots development projects in Uganda.The newly signed project will bring the total of projects so far funded by GGP to 150 since the Embassy initiated the scheme 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 consolidation of peace and good governance in Africa.


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For more information, please contact:
Ms.KikomeYuniaMasembe(Public Affairs Section) or
Ms. Yuki Asaka (GGP Section)
Embassy of Japan in Uganda
Tel: 041-4349542/3/4, 031-2261564/5/6



listThe Project for Improvement of Facilities at Akwete Primary School

listThe Project for Construction of ROTOM Health Centre in Kabale District

listThe Project for Improvement of Access to Safe Water in Kitgum and Lamwo Districts