PRDP brings a smile to the people of Northern Uganda

treatment geneva;”>Post Independence Northern Uganda was a blossoming region with high levels of Agriculture production, ailment booming education sector, dosage thriving tourism and was destined to be a very important market hinterland for the neighbouring Sudan, DR Congo (former (Zaire) and Kenya. The advent of Idi Amin however brought the fi rst signs of disillusionment to the fl ourishing economies in Northern Uganda. With the fall of Idi Amin, the people of West Nile were faced with different rebellions coupled with the increased infl ux of refugee fl eeing the fi ghting battles between Sudan and the SPLA rebellion. The once fl ouring regions were further hampered by the post 1986 rebel activities led by Alice Lakwena’s Holy Spirit Movement in 1987 and later the Lord’s Resistance Army insurgencies in Acholi which spread to Lango Teso and parts of Eastern Uganda. For two decades, the heinous rebellions resulted into a humanitarian crisis in Northern Uganda and the neighbourhood with many Districts registering near total displacements due to war. At the peak of the insurgency in the mid 1990’s, the people of northern Uganda were forced out of their homes, herded in internally displaced people’s camps where they lived in deplorable conditions leading to high incidence of death. The once thriving economies came to a near halt as production was curtailed. The severity and prolonged nature of the confl ict in the central sub-regions led to a humanitarian crisis characterized by high dependency on external food aid, and extensive social disruption characterized by high-levels of orphans (over 25% of all children) and child-headed households, as well as concerning levels of gender-based violence. On October 15, 2007, President Yoweri Museveni launched the Peace, Recovery and Development Plan (PRDP) for the greater Northern Uganda covering Lango, Acholi, West Nile, Bunyoro, Karamoja and Teso sub-regions. The PRDP was aimed at helping the Northern region transition from war to peace and socioeconomic recovery at an estimated cost of Uganda Shillings 1,091,734,734,169 at the exchange rate prevailing at the time.

Police training on the use of Hydraform Technology

A newly constructed PRDP medical store

Some of the houses built by PRDP under Kweyo Women’s Group Hydraform Housing Project, Gulu District

Kitgum District High Court

Panyadoli Police head quaters below constructed under PRDP

Kachungu water works-Dokolo District

Kodike borehole constructed under PRDP

The PRDP was rooted in the 14 Points vision by His Excellency the President which included:
1. Elimination of terrorist threats to stability

2. Building of security and access roads
3. Provision of water
4. Revival and re-enhancement of education
5. Provision of energy relief
6. Health, Immunisation and educational outreach including allout- war against HIV/AIDS
7. Farming with oxen and ploughs for food security and income generation among the poor
8. Processing of light processing facilities such as rice hurlers and maize millers
9. Enhanced micro fi nance for micro business for ex-LRA
10. Re-education and re-orientation of the minds and hearts of the population towards peace and development rather than war and psycho social counseling for children and others rescued from LRA fi ghting
11. Vocational/ skills training especially for the young people
12. Outreach for the Local population
13. Beginning with industrialization in Northern Uganda by for instance developing the sugar industry in the Districts of Gulu, Amuru and Adjumani and a biofuel industry , using Government land in Maruzi and Aswa, and a fruit processing factory in Arua District; and
14. Hydro power development at Karuma and Agago. The Government of Uganda launched the Peace, Recovery and Development Plan (PRDP) as the overarching framework for the implementation of Poverty Eradication and improvement of the Social Economic Welfare of the people of Northern Uganda.

A newly constructed classroom block that has boosted the Education system in Northern Uganda

One of the Teachers’ houses constructed in hard to reach areas inNorthern Uganda – A case of Otuke District

Angole Health Center II, Angole-Kisenyi Village, Wera Sub county, Katakwi District constructed under PRDP


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