Japan News Release
27 February 2012
Japan Promotes Health in Nebbi
The Embassy of Japan in Uganda has today signed a grant contract of 67,717 US Dollars, equivalent to approximately 155 M UGX, with Goli Health Centre in Nebbi district. The fund will be utilized for constructing a medical theatre at the centre.
At the signing ceremony held at the Embassy, H. E. Kazuo Minagawa, Ambassador of Japan to Uganda, noted that “with a new medical theatre to be constructed, the Centre would provide better medical services to the patients in the region”. He was glad that when the construction of the theatre is completed, over 12,000 people from the neighbouring districts would benefit from this project. In 2008, through the same grant scheme, the Embassy supported 29 health Centres in Nebbi district by providing assorted medical equipment to improve service delivery.
The funds above are part of the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP), a scheme administered by the Japanese Embassy to support community-based development projects in Uganda. So far, a total of 156 such projects have benefitted from GGP 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.
For more information, please contact:
Ms. Kikome Yunia Masembe (Public Affairs Section) firstname.lastname@example.org or
Ms. Sayaka Tsutsui (GGP Section) email@example.com
Embassy of Japan in Uganda http://www.ug.emb-japan.go.jp/
Tel: 041-4349542/3/4, 031-2261564/5/6