NUBSP is a 3-year pilot project designed to complement the ongoing phase 3 of the 450-billion-shillings Northern Uganda Social Action Fund NUSAF 3. NUSAF 3 is aligned to Government of Ugandas second National Development Plan, and the Peace, Recovery and Development Plan.
The investigation stemmed from a report presented by Lira district local government to the Office of the Prime Minister, indicating that they had built staff houses at Ngetta boys and Girls primary schools during 2012/2013 financial year using PRDP funds.
Sam Okuonzi, The Greater North parliamentary forum chairperson demanded that on top of a Thorough evaluation and total accountability needed for the ending phase of the program, upcoming phases should focus more on empowering war victims economically.
Leaders from the northern Uganda have appealed for an extension of the Peace recovery and development plan (PRDP) stating that several of the developments are still incomplete even as the program nears its end. In 2012, many donors suspended aid following a scandal at the Office of the Prime Minister, where as much as 50 billion shillings was unaccounted for. Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi later admitted that donor-funded projects would suffer because of the aid cuts.
Parliamentâ€™s Public Accounts Committee has renewed demands to meet Geoffrey Kazinda, the jailed former Principal Accountant in the Office of the Prime Minister, as it winds up the probe into a multi-billion shilling financial scam.
Many residents of Gulu say they are hopeful that the meeting would yield good results that could improve the livelihood and social well being of the population in the sub region as they continue to recover form the over two decades of war. Douglas peter Okello, the Gulu district council speaker said he was excited about the meeting saying it would help identify ways of reducing poverty in the region.
Martin Ojara Mapinduzi, the Gulu district LC5 chairman has disclosed that the Office of the Prime Minister has accepted to increase their quota by 600 million shillings to sum up to 3 billion shillings. Ojara said although the figure would still appear â€˜a drop in the oceanâ€™, it would help to finance some of the planned services for the population in the district.
Gulu district leaders have petitioned the office of the Prime Minister following a reduction in the money to be disbursed to the district to support activities to be implemented under the Peace, Recovery and Development Planâ€”PRDP.
Several school children and teachers at Mutema primary school in Amuru district are beaming with excitement following the acquisition of a computer laboratory. The computer laboratory is equipped with new ten desktop computers, internet connection, a printer and solar power. The facilities are part of an 800 million shillings project by the World Vision.