Breaking

Gov't Earmarks UGX 114b for Projects in Northern Uganda

Top story
The project aimed at improving food security, infrastructural development and good governance in five sub-regions of Acholi, Karamoja, Lango, Teso and West Nile are funded by European Union.
Call for Concept Note banner.

Audio 1

Government has earmarked 114.5 billion shillings to implement projects in Northern Uganda under the Development Initiative for Northern Uganda (DINU).

The project aimed at improving food security, infrastructural development and good governance in five sub-regions of Acholi, Karamoja, Lango, Teso and West Nile are funded by the European Union.

The projects are expected to improve livelihoods through increased production of diversified food, enhanced market opportunities and better maternal and child nutrition as well as to improve performance and accountability of local governments through strengthened participation of communities.  

During the Call for Concept Notes information sharing in Moroto on Friday with potential grantee applicants, Gonzaga Mayanja, the Commissioner Monitoring and Evaluation of Local Governments in the Office of the Prime Minister, OPM says DINU is implemented in three key areas. 

// Cue in “DINU has three…

Cue out…component of DINU”//

The DINU Call for Concept Notes national launch was conducted in Kampala by the National Authorizing Officer (NAO) - Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development in collaboration with the OPM on May 10th, 2019. 

In a statement at the occasion of the information sessions that are going to be conducted in Moroto, Gulu and Arua; Christine Guwatudde Kintu, the Permanent Secretary, OPM said that DINU is a continuation of the affirmative action in the recovery of Northern Uganda. 

Cedric Merel, the Head of Cooperation at the European Union Delegation to Uganda said DINU is a flagship programme of partnership with the Government of Uganda through which the European Union continues to support the consolidation of peace, stability and socio-economic development of Northern Uganda. 

“Poverty, food insecurity and under nutrition remain significant challenges for many people in the region, and the continuing refugee inflow from South Sudan and DRC is posing additional challenges in certain districts”, he said in a statement.

The information sessions bring together potential applicants and interested parties for a presentation on the DINU Programme, the Call Guidelines, including rules and procedures which are to be followed throughout the application process. 

DINU is a follow-up program to Karamoja Livelihood Program that ended in 2015.