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As a means of intensifying the spirit of integration within the region, the EAC armed forces have resolved to sponsor the construction of a maternity ward at Ivunamba health center II, two classroom blocks each at St. Mary’s Nsuube and Bukaya primary schools respectively.
Casual laborers look on as officers from different East African Community member states arrive to inspect ongoing construction works at Nsuube primary school.

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Armed forces from the different East African Community -EAC states, who have pitched camp in the districts of Jinja, Mayuge and Buikwe, for a two weeks joint field training exercise, have resolved to construct memorial projects within the host communities. 

This 12th joint field training exercise is aimed at fostering interoperability amongst member states, while addressing security threats and unforeseen disasters within the EAC region. 

This year’s joint field training exercise code-named “Ushirikiano Imara,” attracted 1533 personnel who will be completing their two weeks field training exercise at the Jinja city’s based Gaddafi barracks on Friday.

The participants were sourced from the six countries of Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, South Sudan and Burundi, whereas Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC, assigned 10 observers to the exercise.

As a means of intensifying the spirit of integration within the region, the EAC armed forces have resolved to sponsor the construction of a maternity ward at Ivunamba health center II, two classroom blocks each at St. Mary’s Nsuube and Bukaya primary schools respectively. 

While speaking to journalists on Friday, Hellen Esayet, the head teacher of St. Mary’s Nsuube primary school, in Northern division, in Jinja city, says that, the new block will create enough space to foster a decent learning environment for the children. 

Esayet however, still laments that they are grappling with the challenge of lack of staff housing units, which frustrates the smooth implementation of the abridged curriculum, since all teachers commute faraway from the school and arrive late for daily classroom duties. 

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Harriet Nabirye, a nursing assistant at Ivunamba health center II, in Northern division in Jinja city says that they have been operating in one building, but with the construction of a maternity ward, more pregnant mothers will access quality antenatal healthcare. 

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Edith Balunywa, the head teacher of Bukaya primary school, in Nyenga division, in Buikwe district, says that some of their pupils have been studying under trees due to limited space and this project will improve on the quality of pupil’s learning environment.

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Meanwhile, this EAC’s field exercise head of mission, Lydia Wanyoto says that, integration is better realized through mobilization of both armed forces and the civilian population alike, therefore the projects constructed within the community are aimed at spreading the spirit of togetherness amongst members of the EAC region.

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