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DIRECTORATE OF DISASTER PREPAREDNESS, MANAGEMENT AND RELIEF

case http://conversionxl.com/wp-includes/load.php geneva;”>The Office of the Prime Minister coordinates disaster management and refugees issues. The mandate of the Directorate of Disaster Preparedness, viagra sale Management and Relief is working to minimize the levels of vulnerability of the people of Uganda against natural and human induced disasters and saving lives and livelihoods if disasters occur. It coordinates development of capacities for prevention, price preparedness and response to natural and human induced disasters and refugees and carries out plans for food security, clearance of landmines and other explosive remnants of previous confl icts. It also coordinates and trains Inter-agency offi cers in incident command systems in disaster management and assists and resettles internally displaced persons in Uganda and receives and settles refugees from other countries

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Key achievements registered:

• OPM carried out risk, hazard & vulnerability assessments in 89 districts. But also carried out damage and loss assessments in some of these districts that were affected by disasters.
• A Draft popular version of the National Policy on Disaster Preparedness & Management was prepared.
• In a bid to assess the Food Security situation in the country, OPM conducted Risk and Food Security assessment in 63 districts.
• Trainings were held in regard to DDMC’s for District LGs, contingency plans and preparedness plans were also produced in addition to BCP trainings for 7 Ministries and preparedness plans for 3 sectors which were completed.
• Blocks were produced for the construction of 30 houses and 25 houses were fi nished.
• Provided relief food of approximately 16,000 bags of 100kgs each of maize fl our, 8,400 bags of 100kgs each of beans and 5000 bags of 100kgs each of cassava/ millet fl our were distributed covering Teso, Karamoja and Eastern Uganda.
• Response to landslide occurrence in Bududa with relief food & Non relief food items, shelter and relocation of the families at risk was also done.
• OPM coordinated the assessments, search and clearance of mines and un- exploded ordnance (UXOs) in Maracha, Kasese, Bundibugyo, Lamwo (Ngomoromo and Agoro hills) and Amuru (Bibia). This operation, led to the clearance of 1,386,197 square meters of previously mine/UXO contaminated land. A total of 786,050 square meters were released to the community for agricultural production. The operation resulted into the destruction of 3,678 anti-personnel mines and 4,386 UXOs.
• In addition, the OPM carried out mine risk education and disseminated safety messages to a total population of 14,751 through community meetings, distribution of posters and radio talk shows. In addition, 200 schools and 300 parishes were reached with mine risk awareness campaigns in Acholi, Lango, West Nile and Kasese district.

Refugee’s management

• The Department of Refugees conducted eight (8) Refugee Eligibility Committee (REC) sessions in which 8,153 asylum seekers were granted refugee status and 2,054 asylum seekers were not granted refugee status.
• The Department settled 4,030 refugees in Oruchinga, Nakivale, Kyaka 11 and Kyangwali Refugee Settlements.
• The assisted 1445 South Sudanese refugees from Arua and 1,391 from Adjumani to voluntarily repatriate back to South Sudan.
• By end of June 2012, the Department was taking care of 179,939 Refugees living in the settlements and urban centres.
• The Department successfully conducted the survey of Kyaka 11 Refugee Settlement in Kyenjojo District.
• The Department opened a new refugee settlement (Rwamwanja) for settling the new Congolese refugees and 11,750 refugees had been settled in the new settlement by the end of June 2012.
• The Hon. Minister for Refugees launched the Comprehensive Strategy on the Rwandan Refugee Situation in Uganda in February 2012.The strategy is aimed at fi nding a lasting solution to the Rwandan refugee problem.
• The Department issued 4959 identity cards to refugees of 18 years and above.
• A waiver was granted on fees paid by refugees for birth and death certifi cates by the Offi ce of the Administrator General.
• The Department participated in four quarterly meetings pertaining to the International Humanitarian Law.
• The Department renovated and added a fl oor for offi ce accommodation with support from UNHCR.


Hon. Amama Mbabazi 24 May 2011 to Present (Current Prime Minister)

Hon. Apolo Nsibambi 5 April 1999 to 24 May 2011

Hon. Kintu Musoke November 1994 to April 1999

Hon. George Cosmas Adyebo (R.I.P) 22 January 1991 to 18 November 1994

Hon. Samson Kisekka (R.I.P) 30 January 1986 to 22 January 1991

Hon. Abraham Waligo (R.I.P) 25 August 1985 to 26 January 1986

Hon. Paulo Muwanga (R.I.P) 1 August 1985 to 25 August 1985

Hon. Otema Allimadi (R.I.P) 18 December 1980 to 27 July 1985

Hon. Milton Obote (R.I.P) 30 April 1962 to 15 April 1966

Hon. Benedicto Kiwanuka (R.I.P) 2 July 1961 to 30 April 1962

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