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Uganda secures AU funds to end water scarcity in S.Sudan, Kenya

The funding aims to end water scarcity in the Great Lakes region

The funding aims to end water scarcity in the Great Lakes region

Uganda has received funding from the African Union with support from the African Development Bank (AfDB), the World Bank and European Union to end drought in the Great Lakes region.

The multi-million-dollar project aims to purchase and distribute borehole drilling rigs to affected regions in Uganda, South Sudan and the Turkana region of Kenya.

A statement from the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and the Office of the President confirmed that President Museveni submitted and defended the project in 2019.

The first phase will see the procurement of 100 complete rigs to be managed by the respective beneficiaries and local governments. To fast-track the project, Derrick Lukanga Kibirango, an aide to President Museveni, has been assigned to travel to Russia to identify and negotiate with a competent supplier of the rigs and other required equipment.

Procurement is set to take effect between January and February 2023 and to enable delivery and distribution in the first quarter of 2023.


+3 #1 Lysol 2022-12-08 19:24
Can S. Sudan and Kenya not get the loan themselves? Or it's one of those schemes by the corrupt regime to embezzlement the loan.

First building a road to nowhere, in the DRC and now, trying to provide water to the two neighbors, while many Ugandans have no access to clean water.
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+2 #2 Webz 2022-12-08 20:52
Hmm!! Regional funds through Uganda? We shall see.
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+1 #3 Lord, Apa Ocholia 2022-12-09 01:04
Why should the rig contractors delegated to Russia?
The loans should have been divided directly to the 3 nations (Uganda, South sudan and Kenya) under UNICEF supervision.

Uganda's leadership is soo corrupt to be trusted with funds.
Uganda oil revenues has not been seen by the public and Russia is running the schemes profiting the leadership and associates
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0 #4 Lord, Apa Ocholia 2022-12-09 01:16
Funds should be given directly to UNICEF water programs based in the 3 respectively countries.

The Russian connections by Ugandan's government should be void. Don't trust Uganda in providing services especially to the naiboring countries.

Do you know Russians are connected to Uganda corrupted oil schemes that's profiting the Ugandan leadership and associates. Now Uganda wants Russian to contract the water scheme?
Do the math and connect the DOTS
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