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GOV’T TO STRENGTHEN DROUGHT RESILIENCE IN KARAMOJA

By Mathew Abekson

KARAMOJA: Government of Uganda is set to strengthen communities on drought resilience for smallholder farmers and pastoralists in Karamoja.

While speaking to ugreports Thursday, Annet Nantongo the Senior Water Officer under ministry of water and environment said the project is looking at enhancing the resilience of small holder farmers and pastoralists on the effects of drought.

”The project is looking at enhancing the resilience of small holder farmers and pastoralists on the effect of drought,” she asserted.

Nantongo noted that the project kicked off last year in March with a launch and a base line study.

She further said project which will cover three districts of Moroto, Nabilatuk and Napak, is addressing areas of promoting investments in early warning systems, strengthening capacities of key stakeholders at regional, national and local levels among others.

She also noted that Karamoja loses a lot of water during rainy season and as such, this project under adaptation fund will help in setting up some water harvesting structures in the region.

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”Karamoja losses a lot of water during rainy season and this project under the adaptation fund will help in setting up some water harvesting structures in the region,” she said.

The project covers the catchment of Lokere in the two sub catchments of Omaniman and Nangolol apolon.

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