UGANDA RECEIVES JAPANESE DONATION FOR EDUCATION, WATER AND SANITATION

By John Agaba

KAMPALA, March 13– The Japanese government has donated 620 million shillings (about 249,000 US dollars) to boost education and improve water and sanitation coverage in Uganda.

The beneficiaries of the grant are Oyam and Amuru districts in northern Uganda.

The grant will support projects which promote education and improve water and sanitation and empower girls, the deputy head of the Japanese Embassy in Uganda, Yutaka Nakamura, said during the signing ceremony for the grant at the embassy here Wednesday.

Under the grant, Arova Women’s Organisation receives 132,964 USD to construct a four-classroom block and a girls’ dormitory at Zambia Primary School in Oyam district.

The women’s organization will also use the money to build a toilet for girls and to procure 100 double-decker beds and 100 sets of desks and chairs.

World Vision Uganda receives 116,215 USD to construct eight deep wells and six shallow wells in Amuru district. The money will also be used to protect eight springs in the district.

SOURCE: NEW VISION

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