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DRDIP VILLAGE REVOLVING FUND BOOSTS BUSSINESS OPPORTUNITIES FOR REFUGEES

By Bazio Doreen and Alfred Ejoi.

Limited involvement of refugees in financial inclusion has been blamed on poverty in the settlements, which decreases the viable customer base; and the fact that businesses are used for subsistence to keep families afloat, which takes away from reinvestment in the business.

However, about 7,000 aspirant agribusiness entrepreneurs who receive funding from Development Response for Displacement Impact Project (DRDIP) through their Village Revolving Fund (VRF) have now been empowered to start their businesses effortlessly.

DRDIP TRANSFORMS LIVELIHOODS IN CIFORO THROUGH WOODLOTS.

By David Anyanzo and Bazio Doreen.

Life in Uganda under the government project when well embraced by the citizens can, raise one’s standard of living and all this can happen due to hard work which will earn a milestone in the lives of the Community members.

The group members of Lori village, Loa Parish, and Ciforo Sub County in Adjumani are among the luckiest groups who have benefited positively under the DRDIP projects in Adjumani District.

MAAJI III REFUGEES REAP BIG FROM DRDIP IRRIGATION SCHEME.

By Marko Taibot and Bazio Doreen.

 

Residents of Maaji III Refugee Settlement, Ukusijoni Sub-County Adjumani district including the host community are reaping from the benefits of an irrigation scheme worth Shs 156m that was established under the Development Response to Displacement Impacts Project (DRDIP). The beneficiaries numbering up to 95, have since last year accumulated revenue of more than Shs 2.8m from the sale of the vegetables from their Irrigation farm.

UKUSIJIONI RESIDENTS EXCITED ABOUT 1.5 BILLION USMID-AF COMPLEX RESOURCE CENTER COMPLETION.

By Bazio Doreen and Ronald Debo (Aulogo FM).

Residents of Ukusijioni Sub-County, Adjumani District are excited about completion of the construction of a well-established Resource Center in Kiraba Parish worth 1.5 billion shillings, funded by the World Bank - IDA through Uganda Support to Infrastructure Development-Additional Funding –USMID-AF refugee window.

According to the Project Clerk of Works, John Paul Kalamoi, who represents the District Engineer and does daily supervision of the works, the Resource Centre will be handed over by the end of February 2024.

USMID MARKET TO IMPROVE ADJUMANI’s TRADE RELATIONS WITH NEIGHBOURS.

By Bazio Doreen and Onzima Allan (West Nile TV).

Residents and leaders of Ukusijioni Sub County have welcomed the Market constructed under the Uganda Support to Municipal Infrastructure Development Additional Financing (USMID-AF) arguing that it will help to improve trade relations between Adjumani and its neighbors. This as, the market is able to accommodate over 2,000 people with enough storage facilities, sanitary facilities, and well fenced.

MAGNIFICENT LEISURE PARK UNDER USMID-AF UPLIFTS THE FACE OF ADJUMANI TOWN.

By: Bazio Doreen and Amacha Goli (Daily Express).

The Adjumani Town Council Mayor has hailed the Government of Uganda and the communities of Adjumani District for accepting to host a huge number of refugees which has greatly impacted in terms of real infrastructure development. Most notably, through the Uganda Support to Municipal Infrastructure Development Additional Financing (USMID-AF) project funded by World Bank – IDA and implemented through the Ministry of Lands and Adjumani District Local Government.

MULTIBILLION RESOURCE CENTER, LEISURE PARK IN ADJUMANI TO SPUR DEVELOPMENT.

By Bazio Doreen and Nancy Aol

Residents of Adjumani Town Council and Ukusijoni Sub County are optimistic that the new Resource Center constructed in their area and the Leisure Park constructed in Adjumani Town Council under the Uganda Support to Municipal Infrastructure Development Additional Financing (USMID-AF) is going to spur economic and social development.

The construction of the facility valued at shs 1.52 billion at Kiraba Parish that commenced in May 2023 is now standing at 98% completion rate. The contract was awarded to Weko Engineering consultants Limited.

USMID ROAD IN ADJUMANI EXCITES REFUGEES

By Bazio Doreen and Marko Taibot

A section of the refugees from Maaji I Refugee Settlement, in Ukusijoni Sub County, Adjumani District, have hailed the Government of Uganda and the World Bank for heeding to their cry for a better road that connects them to many service points.

The 20.59km Kulukulu-Zoka road that is worth shs 2,231,356,352/= is funded by the World Bank under the Uganda Support to Municipal Infrastructure Development Additional Funding (USMID-AF) that started in June 2024 and was intended to end on December 31st, 2023.

WORLD BANK EXTENSION OF USMID-AF DEADLINE, EXCITES ADJUMANI RESIDENTS.

By Bazio Doreen and Aol Nancy.

Local leaders and residents in Adjumani District are happy and excited about the grace period extended to the on-going road works in Adjumani Town Council under Uganda Support to Municipal Infrastructure Development-Additional Funding (USMID-AF) that was intended to end on 31st December 2023. The 3.1-kilometer road construction costs 10.3 billion and kick started in the month of June 2023.

THE LEISUER PARK PROJECT IN ADJUMANI TOWN FUNDED UNDER USMID AWAITS COMMISSIONING.

By: Bazio Doreen and Amacha Goli (Daily Express).

 

The World Bank-funded Leisure Park Project in Adjumani Town Council under USMID-AF was launched by the Minister of State for Lands, Housing, and Urban Development, Hon. Kania Mario Obiga, on August 10th 2022, amid a stern warning to the contractor, Hotel Zawadi Ltd., over delayed works. Hon. Kania further directed the district leaders and technical officers to keenly monitor and supervise the work progress so that the contractor will be dealt with swiftly if he is not compliant.

 

LET US TRANSFORM ADJUMANI TOGETHER, DISTRICT WOMAN MP URGES HEALTH WORKERS.

By Bazio Doreen

Adjumani District Woman Member of Parliament, Hon. Ababiku Jesca, has met with Health Facility Incharges and among other strategies on how to improve service delivery in the health sector; agreed to develop and disseminate a District Strategic Plan for Prevention Oriented health Care and service, lobby lorries for solid waste management in the town councils, improve human resource gaps, lobby for a state of art microbiology laboratory at Adjumani Hospital and make Adjumani Health Workers SACCO vibrant.

ADJUMANI, BEST DISTRICT IN 2023 NUTRITION PROGRAMMING ASSESSEMENT.

 

By Bazio Doreen.

 

Adjumani District Local Government has excelled in national assessment of 18 districts in Nutrition programming conducted by CARE International under the ‘Catalyzing and Strengthening Policy Action for Healthy Diets and Resilience’ CASCADE (Project).  In the results released by the Ministry of Local Government at the district council boardroom on Thursday 14th September 2023, the district scored 51% while the last district, Kitgum, scored 20%.

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