Another USD 6m Japan Aid program Signed for food production in Karamoja

Kampala – As the public is still concerned and with many questions on how Karamoja iron sheets were share among Uganda ministers, another USD 6m Japanese aid has been signed for production in Karamoja.

The Government of Uganda on Thursday morning, through the Ministry of finance and economic planning has signed together with the office of Prime minister has signed a Japanese financial aid for food production in Karamoja worth USD 6m. 

The event that took place at office of Prime minister in Kampala was attended by RT. Hon. Robinah Nabbanja, Finance minister Matia kasaija on behalf of the Government of Uganda and Japanese Ambassador to Uganda, H.E Fukuzawa Hidemoto with other officials from both countries.

According to the Finance minister Matia kasaija, this Japanese Grant Aid Program (Exchange Note) is expected to support food production in the 9 districts of Karamoja through distribution of fertilizers to farmers to grow crops such as sorghum, maize and potatoes to reduce food insecurity but also address the malnutrition situation in the sub-region. 

Kasaija, pledged to furnish Government of Japan with information & data on progress of the implementation of the support while the Japanese Amb. Fukuzawa Hidemoto, extended his best wishes for smooth and successful outcome of this grant aid programme worth JPY 650,000,000. “Let’s work together,” he said. 

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