Luwero Rwenzori Development Programme Improves The Livelihoods Of The People Of Luwero

pills geneva;”>Luwero-Rwenzori Development Programme (LRDP)
Located to the north of Kampala, Luwero triangle was the fighting base of the 1981-1985 National Resistance Army (NRA) struggle that emerged following the disputed 1980 elections. During the war, the residents accorded physical and financial support to the NRA until it captured power led by its political wing The National Resistance Movement (NRM) in 1986. The military activities negatively affected the population leading to socio-economic destabilisation and destruction of livelihoods. The Rwenzori region too partly hosted the NRA and later suffered under the allied democratic forces (ADF) insurgence. LRDP is thus a special development recovery programme designed to address the adverse effects of the 1981-1986 Liberation struggle and the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) insurgency of 1996-2003, that disrupted the development of the sub-region of Luwero Triangle and Rwenzori respectively. The programme aims at improving the socio-economic well-being of the population by addressing household poverty through integrated multi-sectoral interventions.

A civilian veteran’s family attending to banana trees provided under LRDP

Key achievements under LRDP
• The programme funded 4 districts of Buikwe, Kabarole, Kamwenge and Kiboga, to support 1,004 households and 5 farmer groups to enhance their incomes in areas of coffee, mango, garlic, pineapple, rice &banana growing, apiculture, piggery, goat rearing, poultry, dairy products and tailoring.
• The programme funded 17 districts of Buikwe, Bukomansimbi, Buliisa, Butambala,Buvuuma, Gomba, Hoima, Ibanda,Isingiro, Kabarole, Kalangala, Kamwenge, Kayunga, Kiboga, Kiruhura, Luwero, Mukono to support opening of 104.6kms 0f community access roads and extension of 11kms of Electricity to boost local production;
• 41 education infrastructure projects; 4 health infrastructure projects, 6 water projects and 3 energy projects were accomplished.
• Construction works for Nalutuntu HC III in Mubende district was completed.
• The programme procured and distributed 2,922bags of cement
• 400 pre-painted iron-sheets for the completion of Katebwa SDA church were procured.
• 13,333 hand hoes were procured and distribute to farmers
• 1871 civilian veterans paid a one off gratuity
• 1,428 ordinary iron sheets were procured and distributed.
• Two tractors for Bunyangabu civilian veterans were proured.
• 16 motorcycles for various interest groups in Wakiso were procured
• Funds for procurement of 130 heifers and 6.5 metric tones of maize seeds were disbursed to Nakaseke district

The Chairperson Bunyagabo Civilian Veterans Association testing one of the tractors handedover by Office of the Prime Minister to support agricultural mechanization funded under LRDP

Honourable Minister of State for Luwero Triangle handing over motorcycles to beneficiaries in Wakiso District

A community road being opened between Kanara and Nkongoro, Kamwenge District to improve access to markets

The Northern Uganda Youth Development Centre (NUYDC) is located at Labora in Gulu District. The Centre was established through support from the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Government of Uganda, with the ultimate aim of empowering the youth of Northern Uganda who have been afflicted by conflict. NUYDC is currently managed under the technical leadership of the Permanent Secretary, Office of the Prime Minister, and funded through UK Aid (DFID) under the Post-Conflict Development Plan (PCDP).
The Youth Development Project at NUYDC
NUYDC manages and coordinates the Youth Development Project (YDP) funded by UK Aid. The project’s overall target is to deliver quality training to 100,000 disadvantaged youth across Northern Uganda by 2015 and for 2,500 trainees to be in permanent employment. The training under YDP will provide young people between the ages of 14-30 with market led occupation skills. Gender ratios are 30% female, 30% male and 30% on merit. The YDP model envisages the youth training pathway as a logical progression from basic literacy and core skills to market-led informal vocational training, and on to employment and microbusiness creation, delivered in an enriched learning environment with multiple entry and exit points throughout.
Training offered
Trainingfunded by YDP is market led, and is informed by the YDP’s Economic Recovery Analysis. This focuses onregional and national market trends by sector over the next five years and identifies skills gaps and sectoremployment/self-employment needs.
LANDY – Literacy and Numeracy Development for Youth
Target: To train 65,000 youth in basic literacy, core and life skills, and employer expectations.
Delivery: This community-based programme operates in partnership with Local Governments and is linked to the National Functional Adult Literacy programme. Courses are offered at three levels – each 8 weeks in duration – where youth progressfrom basic literacy and numeracy in their local language to functional occupational literacy n English.

Learners Applying Skills acquired from Hydrafoam skills training to buildtheir own Domitory at NUYDC


Vocational Training Target:
To train 35,000 youth in market-led vocational skills. Delivery: There are two components: A six non-formal practical trainingisdelivered in partnership with selected vocational training providers across Northern Uganda. The vocational areas are chosen to meet market demand with qualifications linked to the Uganda National Qualifications

Framework (UVQF).
A wide range of 1-2 year formal vocational courses offered at levels 1 and 2 at NUYDC, Labora.

• Concept and structure for a regional youth-focused community literacy programme completed.
• MoUs with Lira District, Lira Municipality and Gulu District to mobilise 11,000 youth and 200 Community literacy Facilitators signed and implemented.
• A differentiated youth focussed participatory curriculum completed with resources

Vocational Training
• MoUs signed with 42 VTIs Acholi, Lango, West Nile, Teso and Karamoja sub-region
• 5820 youths engaged in 6-month vocational training in the areas of Carpentry and Joinery, Blocklaying and concreting practice, Catering and Hotel Management, Tailoring and Cutting Garments, Agriculture, Painting & decorating, Leather works, Metal fabrications among others.
• At its Labora base, 420 young persons engaged in 1-2 year vocational training

Post Training
• Mobilised 300 former graduates of NUYDC from Acholi and Lango Sub-regions and delivered training to them in business skills.


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