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Uganda receives 85 billion grant to revamp agriculture in Karamoja and Northern Uganda

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The European Union has given Uganda a grant of over 85 billion shillings for the purpose of revamping agriculture in the Karamoja region of eastern Uganda and Northern Uganda.

The Permanent Secretary of the Office of the Prime Minister, Pius Bigirimana has told journalists at Parliament that the money from European Union will also be used to finance other livelihood programmes in the Karamoja sub- region.

Bigirimana says activities to be funded by this money in Karamoja and the Northern Uganda are part and Partial of the Northern Uganda Peace Recovery and Development Programme.

He says the money will be used to fund some of the activities require funding in the second year of the full implementation of the PRDP programme in Northern Uganda.

Bigirimana says the government has also received over 300 billion shillings from DFID for recovery interventions in Northern Uganda.

Northern Uganda is recovering from the insurgency that it suffered for over 25 years and the government of Uganda is working with donors and civil society organizations under the Peace, recovery and Development plan to bring about resettlement and development in the area.

By Ultimate Media

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