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Japan News Release  
9 December 2011


Japan Supports More Grassroots Development Projects

in Northern and Eastern Uganda


H.E. Kazuo Minagawa, Ambassador of Japan to Uganda, has signed three grant contracts totalling to281,658 US Dollars, equivalent of over 675M UGX at the Embassy of Japan in Kampalatoday.

In the North, Amai Community Hospital in Amolartardistrict, the only only regional referral hospital in the district,will construct a maternity ward,and procure medical equipment and patients beds worth USD 83,603 as they have been forced to providematernity service in a general ward.Associazione Centro AiutiVolontari (ACAV)/ Italy in Koboko Districthasreceived a grant of USD 95,545 to dig 17 boreholes in secondary and primary schools in Koboko District. The project will not only improve the access to safe water in the region, but also reduce school dropout by relieving the children of the toil to walk long distance to fetch water.
In Eastern Uganda, Soroti Islamic Primary Schoolhas received USD 102,510 to complete a classroom block with four classrooms, and procure desks and chairs for the classrooms and to construct houses for teachers. The school has been utilized as a shelter for IDPs, thus the construction process of the school hindered and many of the facilities deteriorated. Furthermore, the flood in 2009 left some teachers without houses, who are now using the school classrooms as their homes.

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 projects will bring the total of projects so far funded by GGP to 153since 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.




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 Construction of a Maternity Ward at Amai Community Hospital

listThe Project for Improvement of Access to Safe Water in 17 Schools in Koboko District

listThe Project for Improvement of Soroti Islamic Primary School Facility