NUSAF III BOLSTERING APAC DISTRICT’S ECONOMY
District Chairperson giving the Apac District State of Affairs Address
Apac District has been allocated Shs 7.2 billion to cover the five years of the project lifespan from 2016 to 2021.
While in a District Council meet
Apac District Local Government implemented NUSAF III in the financial year 2016/2017. This was clearly spelt out by Apac District Chairman Hon. Okae Bob in a council meeting chaired by the District Speaker on Thursday 06/07/2017.
NUSAF III is yet another Government of Uganda’s initiative whose aim is to empower the vulnerable communities in Northern Uganda economically. It is one of the projects being implemented in Apac District and has served its purpose greatly in boosting up of people’s livelihood. For example, thousands of people in Apac District have benefited from it. Under Northern Uganda Social Action Fund (NUSAF III) program, Apac district was allocated Shs 7,200, 0000,000 to cover the five years of the project lifespan from 2016 to 2021.
The program in the first year was implemented in four Sub counties that is; Ibuje, Apac, Aduku and Nambieso. However, three more sub counties have joined totaling to 7 watersheds as per now in this financial year 2017/2018.
The district itself in the first year generated 30 Sub-projects comprising of 4 labor intensive public works and 26 livelihood investment support and submitted to OPM for funding to the tune of Shs 1,221,335,560.
All the sub-projects were launched and their implementation is going on. In addition, the district identified three more watersheds this financial year where NUSAF III will also start in, the new watersheds are in; Chawente, Akokoro and Chegere and soon the sub county authorities shall be sensitized on the entire program.
However, challenges that emanated as NUSAF III programme was being implemented are; lack of transport system since the promise of the project vehicle still pends and also procurement has been done in bits. Consequently, there have been inadequate operation funds. In other words, the operations fund is too little to match high project operation demands.
By Ebil Emmanuel firstname.lastname@example.org