Hon. Dennis Galabuzi Ssozi

Minister of State for Luweero Triangle

Ketty Lamaro

Under Secretary for Pacification & Development

Kasirabo Norbert

Assistant Commissioner, Luwero Triangle

Objective:

  1. To redress the adverse socio economic effects of the NRM liberation war (1981-86) and ADF insurgency (1996-2003) that disrupted the development of 39 districts in the two sub-regions of Luwero and Rwenzori and also reduce the number of people living below the poverty line by 5% by 2015
  2. To coordinate the payment of war debts and pay one off gratuity to civilian veterans in Luwero Triangle Region

Outputs:

The programme seeks to enable communities in the 39 districts enhance their household incomes by promoting/supporting activities that increase agriculture production & productivity; value addition, processing and marketing ; and small and medium scale enterprises as well as providing support to districts to improve critical district infrastructure in the health, roads,education, energy , water & environment sectors.

  1. Civilian veterans paid a one off gratuity;
  2. Iron sheets will be procured and distributed to the most most vulnerable
  3. Civilian veterans to rebuild their destroyed homes.
  4. Other activities include,i)process payments for civilian veterans,
    ii) file returns and accountabilities,
    iii) mobilise civilian veterans,
    iv) prepare training materials, trainings, and corresponding reports
    v) procure and distribute ironsheets and cement,
    vi) hold verification/selection meetings and prepare corresponding minutes, and
    vii) undertake verification exercises and produce a report

Key Activities

Payment of gratuity and coordination of war debts’ clearance

1. 15,000 Civilian veterans paid a one-off gratuity

2. AKASIIMO database maintained

3. LT team and the verification committee travel inland facilitated

4. 14,000 hand hoes procured and distributed

Coordination of the implementation of LRDP

1. 6 LRDP coordination meetings and workshops held in Kampala

2. 8 Technical and Political supervisory and monitoring visits of LRDP conducted

3. 2 Joint Sector Monitoring undertaken in Luwero Triangle area

4. 2 study visits / Benchmarking undertaken Abroad

5. 8 Vehicles for Luwero Triangle operational and maintained

6. Office operational costs met

7. Welfare and staff development

8. Contract staff salaries paid

Pacification and development

1. 8 crop nurseries established in Luwero Ruwenzori region

2. Regional office operationalised

Transfers to Government units

  1. 80 Micro projects to enhance household incomes for youth, women, veterans & PWDs supported

Government Buildings and Administrative Infrastructure

1. Regional Office Constructed

2. Four (4) war heros monuments renovated

Key Achievements

Payment of gratuity and coordination of war debts’ clearance

  1. Paid a total of shillings 12,224,652 ,000 to 5,811 civilian veterans
  2. Produced Schedule for the one off gratuity
  3. Trained 3 staff in administrative law ,Public Administration and Management and Economic Policy and Planning
  4. Maintained Six (6) vehicles
  5. Facilitated Staff welfare and development
  6. Undertook 2 Monitoring and Supervision missions of activities of operation wealth creation
  7. Maintained Akasiimo database

Coordination of the implementation of LRDP

  1. Held 2 LRTWG meeting
  2. Monitored LRDP grants disbursed to 16 districts
  3. Undertook 3 technical support supervision and monitoring missions in Luwero Triangle
  4. Undertook Three(3) political monitoring mission in Luwero Triangle ,Kabarole and Bundibugyo
  5. Undertook 1 benchmarking visit to South Africa to study Hydro form business concept
  6. Maintained 7 vehicles for Luwero Triangle
  7. Met office operational costs for 10 officers
  8. Met Staff welfare and development needs.
  9. Prepared one report on household income assessments in 14 districts

Pacification and development

  1. Appraised and recommended 2 Proposals for crop nurseries from Buhweju for funding and four (4) more requests for Setting up Crop Nurseries; 1 from Bundibugyo,1 from Buhweju and 2 from Luwero have been received and await field appraisal
  2. Developed TOR for the specialized training and conducted a Customized training in financial literacy for 32 members(8 groups)of crop nursery beneficiaries and Completed Training needs assessment for SACCOS

Transfers to Government units

  1. Submitted Q1 and Q2 IPFs to MOFPED to directly remit the LRDP grants to the 16 Districts
  2. Supported 34 micro projects in Q2 to enhance household incomes for youths, women & farmer groups and PWDs

Government Buildings and Administrative Infrastructure

  1. Assesment of Architectural design by the Luwero Town council completed but still awaiting approval.
  2. Assessed the completed work at Nalutuntu HCIII