Japan through the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) has given Uganda aid worth Shs 1.8 billion to assist in the implementation of six humanitarian projects.
Japan’s ambassador to Uganda Kazuaki Lameda signed the six grant contracts on Friday for the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP).
Japan’s commitments with Uganda have successfully improved millions of people’s lives.
Kazuaki said: “We have constructed schools, boreholes, classrooms, maternity wards and infectious disease wards among others.”
The six projects that will benefit from the grant are: Abedober Health Center III, Gulu Core Primary Teacher’s College, Kayenje primary school, Moyo District Local Government, Oriau Primary School and St. Joseph’s Kitovu Hospital.
GGP is a scheme administered by the Embassy of Japan to support community-based development projects that was initiated in 1992 with only one project in Kampala and have expanded since then where 12 to 13 projects are implemented every year in all parts of Uganda and the number of projects implemented under the GGP scheme reached 245.