Hon. Moses Kizige

Minister of State for Karamoja Affairs

Ketty Lamaro

Under Secretary for Pacification & Development

Okori Francis

Ag. Assistant Commissioner, Karamoja Affairs

Objective:

The overall goal of the project is to contribute to increased income and reduced poverty among the pastoral populations in Uganda.

The development objective of the project is to strengthen the livelihood and reduce vulnerability of pastoralist and agro-pastoralist in the Karamoja region of Northern Uganda.

This objective will be achieved through

(a) strengthening the pastoralist production system,

(b) improving access to basic rural production and market infrastructure as well as basic social services.

More specifically, the dry lands project will implement interventions aimed at holistically addressing challenges faced by pastoralists that directly contribute to the objective of reducing vulnerability, building resilience and accelerating the achievement of the MDGs.

The economic potential of these pastoral areas is huge and can greatly contribute to national GDP once properly exploited with adequate investment.

Outputs:

(a)Enhanced Productivity of Livestock and Dry land Agriculture

(b)Improved Rural and Market infrastructure

(c)Improving access to health care, nutrition and education in rural areas

(d)Enhanced Community Business Development

Key Activities

Coordination of the implementation of KIDDP (Karamoja Integrated Development Program)

1. Mid-term survey conducted
2. One program Audit report produced
3. Utilities Paid
4. Salaries paid

Pacification and development

1. 1 improved cow breed multiplication centre established with 20 cows

2. 120 improved cattle purchased and distributed

3. 1 improved breed multiplication centre with 50 improved goats

4. 1 multiplication centre of goats breed supported

5. 400 improved goats purchased and distributed

6. Procurement for 3 community coops managed artificial insemination field kits done

7. Supplies for Artificial Insemination centres procured

8. 1 round of refresher training for 8 CLWs in Artificial insemination conducted

9. 1 Community training in farm management and benefits of AI conducted

10. 1 round Capacity building training of the 21 Community Livestock Workers conducted

11. Equipment and Supplies for the CLWs purchased

12. Allowances for the 21 Community Livestock Workers paid

13. 4 veterinary shops established

14. 8 Motorcycles to work as mobile VET clinics procured and clinics operationalized

15. 1 community training in onfarm disease management practices

16. Training to farmers on feeds preparation and storage from locally available grass and crop residues

17. 4 demo ranches and 4 demo zero grazing units established

18. 30 acres of grass and tree species areas established

19. 4 of the 50 micro irrigation kits installed

20. 4 water valley tanks/dams established

21. 6 Farmer training and Demo sites at parish level established

22. 4 subcounty level Learning Centres initial payment done

23. 4 Central tree nurseries established to produce 800,000

Roads, Streets and Highways

1. Partial payment for rehabilitation of 16 km of community access roads done

2. 1 round Routine maintenance for 50 km community access roads done

3. Procurement process for community access roads construction of 20 km of community access roads initiated

 

Key Achievements

Coordination of the implementation of KIDDP (Karamoja Integrated Development Program)

  1. Provided advice and support to specific sector needs by MDG Centre advisors
  2. Paid rent for the Lorengedwat field Office for all months
  3. Procured Utilities and office supplies used to support the project for all months
  4. Maintained and serviced the standby generators for both field and main offices for all months
  5. Paid PIU technical and support staff salaries for the months from July to December, 2015
  6. Paid field extension staff and facilitators’ salaries for the months of July through December 2015
  7. Paid local travel allowances for PIU and PMU staff for Q1 and Q2 and the report submitted for review
  8. Medical insurance premium paid for PIU staff for 1 year
  9. Maintained Furniture and stationary for both PIU
  10. PMU Paid Allowances for PMU

Pacification and development

  1. Conducted 1 round of re-fresher trainings for the 20 Community Agriculture and Environment Workers in the project area
  2. Conducted a series of hands-on trainings on nursery beds establishment, planting, pricking, potting and seedlings management in Lorengedwat and Loroo sub counties
  3. Conducted the crop yield estimates survey covering all the 510 agricultural farmers within the project area
  4. 2 sub county level crop farmer demonstration sites were established
  5. 1 demonstration site on 6 acres was established
  6. Procured 1 set of AI equipment including Liquid nitrogen tank (47 litres), Liquid nitrogen tank- 34 litres (Semen bank), Liquid nitrogen field flask (3 litres) and an AI field insemination kit
  7. Purchased Artificial insemination consumablessemen, liquid nitrogen, sheath, gloves, hormones and 11 cows were also synchronized and 1 inseminated
  8. Facilitated on-farm demonstrations for livestock farmers and community Livestock workers on AI services
  9. Facilitated Clinical services in treatment and vaccinations by the community Trained 80 livestock farmers in artificial insemination(AI) in 4 sub counties
  10. Trained 21 CLWs in artificial insemination services Procured 1,500 Kgs of Bean seeds, 40 Kgs of cow Peas, and assorted vegetable seeds including onions, tomatoes, Kale, Cabbage and egg plants totaling to 131.75kg
  11. Distributed 375 Kgs of cowpeas to 375 farmers to support back yard vegetable farming
  12. Distributed assorted vegetable seeds including onions, tomatoes, Kale, cabbage and egg plants were to 4 schools
  13. Procured 28 tons of subsidized manure (cow dung) Established 2 agro forestry sites
  14. Procured Fruit seeds, 6 kgs oranges, 150 Kgs mangoes, 6kg guavas, 3 kgs passion fruits and 4Kg of Pawpaw and raised in the fruit nurseries
  15. Procured Timber seeds: 4Kgs Eucaliptus, 6 kgs Melia Volcanancea, 6Kg Sena siame and 4 kgs of Grivellia robusta and raised in the tree nurseries
  16. Provided Community mobilization during the identification of farmers exercise
  17. Provided Compensation for the 3 agricultural extension staff for the months of July through December
  18. Conducted Consultations with the district line departments on possible locations of the proposed piped water supply schemes
  19. Developed BOQs and technical specifications for siting, drilling, well development and test pumping procurement process was underway
  20. Repaired 4 boreholes in Lorengedwat sub county and 1 in Loroo Sub county
  21. Developed BOQs for construction of valley tanks Developed BOQs for construction of water ponds Prepared BOQs for the 15 solar mini-grid solar systemsprocurement was underway
  22. Completed Mapping of the community to ascertain the settlement patterns and consequent feasibility of the erection of the solar mini-grid systems in 4 sub-counties to determine suitable points which are Lomuno, Kalokengel and Lotome training center were sited
  23. Conducted 2 rounds of community capacity building with 1 covering 48 local construction artisans on onsite manufacture of pre-cast concrete slabs (san-plats) and 1 on construction of low-cost household level VIP latrines
  24. Conducted Community mobilization during community triggering for latrine construction
  25. Paid allowances for 3 extension staff since July to December Laboratory reagents and equipment such chemistry analyzers, microscope, heamacue machines were procured and given to Lorengedwat, Loroo and Lotirir HCs
  26. Essential medicines for buffer stocks such as anti-malarial, antibiotics and sundries were procured and distributed to HCs for buffer stocking and use by CHWs
  27. 2 cold chain refrigerators to functionalize cold chain systems at 2 HCs were procured for Lorengedwat and Loroo HCs
  28. 1 Total Gas cylinder was procured for cold chain systems at Lorengedwat health center while the Amudat District Local Government provided one for Loroo HC III
  29. 2 gas regulator and 6 meters of rubber High pressure horse pipe were procured for the 2 health centers above
  30. Trained 40 health workers in “Help-Baby-Breath” lifesaving skills. These were health workers from all the 7 health centers supported by the project health workers in-charge of outpatient therapeutic centers were trained in management of severe malnutrition and related data collection
  31. Recruited 13 public health workers in Lorengedwat and Nadunget sub counties
  32. 5 sanitation meetings conducted
  33. 83 household level pit latrines were constructed jointly by the project and community members in the 4 sub counties of the project
  34. 21 local masons were trained in slab making
  35. 1 block of 4 stance VIP community latrine was constructed
  36. Conducted a Community mobilization for latrine construction
  37. Conducted 47 out-reaches within the 4 sub-counties of the project. 10 of which were jointly supported by the project and a partner organization (RWANU)
  38. Recovered and discharged 1011 Out of the 1217 malnourished children that were admitted in various OTCs in the project area for the reporting period
  39. No rain water harvesting systems were installed in primary schools
  40. BOQs were prepared for the 15 solar mini-grid solar systemsprocurement was underway
  41. Farm tools (pangas, hoes, sisal ropes, etc.) procured to support school gardening
  42. Preparations were still being made for the forth coming season in support of the school feeding program at schools
  43. Text books, books and pens, sanitary pads for scholarship girls were procured and distributed
  44. 4 holiday mentoring meetings for students with parents, district staff and role models were conducted
  45. School visitation days were undertaken by the project for the beneficiaries
  46. School fees was paid for term II and term III
  47. School uniforms, transport fares and scholastics materials provided for all beneficiaries
  48. Standardized examinations for P.3 to P.7 for term II and term III prepared (112 reams of duplicating paper, 2 reams of ruled paper, 170 A3 envelopes etc. procured)
  49. Only 1,580 managed to sit for examinations of end of term III from classes P.3-P.6
  50. No refresher training was conducted
  51. Carried out Community mobilization in all the 17 parishes within the 4 subcounties of the project area for a smooth running of back to school campaigns
  52. Allowances for 5 community education workers (CEWs) were paid out
  53. 4 Produce and marketing cooperatives were formed and registered as legal institutions; 1 for each of the sub countes of Loroo, Lotome, Nadunget and Lorengedwat
  54. Sensitization trainings for leaders (17 Parish Chiefs and 4 Community Dev’t Officers) were conducted
  55. Mass mobilization for 736 Community members was done
  56. 337 potential members were mobilized and taken through a series of start-up trainings
  57. 4 livestock and produce cooperative societies were facilitated to hold their 1st General Meeting as required by the law where a total of 601 members (353 females and 248 males) participated in these General meetings 4 SACCOs (Lotome SACCO, Lorengedwat SACCO, Nadunget SACCO and Loroo SACCO) were formed, registered and 3 of the 4 facilitated with startup seed capital of Ugx. 6m initially.
  58. 730 (431 females and 299 males) community members were trained during SACCO start-up training
  59. 40 community members were identified and grouped into 4 task forces
  60. 160 community people were trained in post registration trainings from all the 4 SACCOs
  61. The 1st Annual general meeting (AGM) for Lorengedwat SACCO was conducted upon completion of registration. The other 3 are work in progress
  62. The identification exercise for the initial 100 ex-warriors beneficiaries was conducted covering all the 4 sub counties.
  63. Conducted Capacity building meetings to identify potential members
  64. Identified 20 community groups in each sub county for training in gender mainstreaming and group dynamics
  65. Carried out Community mobilization was in all the 4 subcounties for participation in the cooperatives and business interventions

Roads, Streets and Highways

  1. Advertised 19.2Km of Lorengedwat-Kodonyo (Nakapiripirit/Moroto) in the local media newspapers for bidding
  2. Opened 10.2Km of Nangolemor Achorichor road
  3. Supported Nakapiripirit district in the initial opening/maintenance of 10.2Km of Nangolemor-Achorichor road
  4. Maintained 33.1 Km of community access roads , ie Achorichor to Loroo TC and from Lomuno to Lokiteded Napak District head quarters
  5. 16.5 Km of LorengedwatLotome-Kangole (Nakapiripirit/Napak) was advertised within the local media newspapers for rehabilitation