By Alex Byakatonda
Kabale District Local Government has signed a memorandum of
Understanding-MOU, with The Hunger Project Uganda (THP-U)- aimed at
implementing the R2G project, which is intended to provide support
services for the improvement of livelihoods of communities within the
The MOU was signed by yesterday by the Senior Assistant Secretary in
the office of the Chief Administrative Officer, also the clerk to
council, Gordon Manzi, representing the CAO, Edmond Ntimba and LCV
Vice Chairperson, Miria Akankwasa Tugume, representing the District
Chairperson, Nelson Nshangabasheija on behalf of Kabale District Local
Government. Dr Daisy Owomugasho- the Hunger Project Regional
Director, and Gerald Kato, the Right 2Grow, Country Programme
Coordinator, signed on behalf of The Hunger Project.
According to Dr Owomugasho, the Right2Grow project, is intended to
improve nutrition services, with more focus on community empowerment
and advocacy, by strengthening civil society to advocate for an
enabling environment, where government decision makers and other key
stakeholders jointly and effectively address under nutrition in a
multi sectoral gender sensitive and inclusive manner.
She adds that under the project, households and communities will be
mobilised to adopt good nutrition and WASH practices, through the use
of various Community –Led development approaches.
The Vice Chairperson, Miria Akankwasa Tugume, hailed the Right2Grow
program, which is being implemented in the sub counties of Kitumba and
Kamuganguzi saying that it will help to ensure that children aged
below 5years, are well nourished and are able to access WASH services
like, clean water and sanitation among others.
On his part, Manzi, said that with the program, will act as an eye
opener to bringing to light the issues related to Mal-nutitrion.
A research conducted between 2013-2015, indicated that 2.2 million
children approximately 29 percent of children aged 5years were
stunted, while in Kabale district, the prevalence of stunting among
children aged 6-59 months was high at 41.1%.