Korean Saemaul Udong Transforms Lives in Kabarole

Korean Ambassador H.E Park Jong Dae speaking at the launch of Kiboha village Saemaul Udong Bank in Mugusu Sub County on Friday

The South Korean Ambassador to Uganda Park Jong Dae was last week impressed by the rate at which the Saemaul Udong project is transforming the lives of hundreds of people in Kabarole district.

Saemaul Udong is a South Korean community work based approach aimed at promoting community participation to improve roads, prescription household hygiene and sanitation, treat water sources, ampoule education and faith based institution facilities.

The project was introduced and launched in Kabarole district on 10th July, 2015 under the Korea International Cooperation Agency, empowering people socially and economically in Bunyangabu County.

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Speaking at the launch of Kiboha village Saemaul Udong Bank in Mugusu Sub County on Friday, Mr. Park noted that the project is promoting the idea of people helping themselves and knowing their social and economic responsibilities to transform their areas.

The Ambassador noted that Uganda has great potential for development that attracts such international initiatives to support community transformation.

He said, “President Museveni and the Kabarole district chairman Mr. Richard Rwabuhinga will be flown to South Korea to see how the Koreans have fought poverty and transformed their lives through embracing Saemaul Udong project that unites locals to solve their challenges”.

Mr. Park said, “If the district chairman rolls out this project to all the sub counties, Kabarole will be a successful and model district in transforming the lives of the people in Africa. The government of South Korea appreciates the work done and your efforts in changing our lives”.

At the event, the district chairman Richard Rwabuhinga noted, “This project has reminded the people of their traditional norms and communal roles such as working on community roads, water sources among others”.

Rwabuhinga appreciated the government of South Korea for supporting Ugandans in poverty fight programs and pledged that by 2018 all the 781 villages in the district will be reached out and equipped with skills.



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