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Kwania Receives Ugx 900m for Community Projects

Since 2016, some 91 community livelihood projects have been funded and 25 community access roads opened through intensive public labour scheme to boost individual income at household level.

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Kwania district has received 900 million shillings from government to fund various community projects.

The projects funded under the Northern Uganda Social Action Fund phase III- NUSAF-III which is directly being implemented by the Office of the Prime Minister - OPM focus more on both income generating and infrastructural initiatives.  

Some of the notable selected projects include the construction of Aduku to Alany, 3km road in Aduku Sub County. Others are; Abura to Atuma in Nambyeiso Sub County, Abany to Goi in Abongomola Sub County and Akali to Inomo SS in Inomo Sub County, all two kilometer community roads respectively. 

Moses Opio, Kwania District NUSAF-III Desk officer says that from the money received, they will use some 328m shillings to open eight community roads on labor-work basis.  Opio notes that a total of 659 million shillings shall be used to finance 21 income generating livelihood projects.   

Other selected livelihood projects to benefit from the scheme includes Yeli Keni-Inyer and Oribcing animal traction respectively. And Can-Mito-Note poultry keeping in Nambyeiso Sub County, Nen-Anyim Piggery women group in Aduku Sub County and Can Mito Yele group in Chawente Sub County.  

Opio urged the benefiting communities to ensure proper transparency and use the projects to better their livelihoods.

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Geoffrey Eling Owera, the district councilor representing Chawente Sub County is optimistic that the livelihoods of the benefiting communities shall be improved.   He equally cautioned them against mismanagement of the projects.  

Harriet Apio, a resident of Aduku town wants more community projects to be financed in her area. Apio asked government to focus more on income generating projects since it can directly impact on the lives of local persons. Grace Kwiyacuny, the Northern Uganda Minister recently while in Lira town emphasized total government support towards funding strategic rehabilitation projects in the region.

Since 2016, about 91 community livelihood projects have been funded and 25 community access roads opened through intensive public labour scheme to boost individual income at household level in Kwania.

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