The survey data highlights that out of the total population, 80,257 individuals have limited or shared toilet facilities, 122,391 have access to improved toilets, and 31,816 have basic toilet facilities. Additionally, 275,739 households have handwashing facilities, whereas 4,873 have handwashing facilities without soap, and 6,019 have both handwashing facilities with soap.
In 2022, a severe storm ravaged a classroom block at Barjobi Primary School, rendering classrooms for primary one and two and office spaces unusable. With an enrollment of 1,675 students and a meager 99 sitting desks available, learners from these classes have been forced to study under trees.
Donald Agaba, the program team lead explained that the project is aimed at achieving the Uganda Vision 2040 whose goal is to transform Uganda from a predominantly peasant and low-income country to a competitive upper middle-income status country.
Over the years, seven villages surrounding the Barlonyo massacre site, an area which experienced the wrath of LRA insurgencies have been struggling to access safe and clean water from a single borehole shared by the locals and their animals and learners from three learning institutions.
Speaking at Okwang Town Council Headquarters during the launch on Wednesday, Gen. Wamala explained that the ministry committed to rehabilitating the road to foster development through the transportation of agricultural products.