MOFA Project Closure Workshop Held at Silver Springs Hotel Bugolobi
December 7, 2021
CORE held a national closure workshop on 7th December 2021 to showcase the achievements and activities conducted in the 3 years of working in Uganda. The workshop was held at Silver Springs hotel in Bugolobi and all stakeholders partnering with CORE were in attendance.
The objectives of the closure workshop were as follows;
To showcase the advantages of Do-nou technology vis-à-vis the conventional methods.
To present to the partners and stakeholders the achievements attained so far through the project in the pilot districts.
To review the empowerment plan by CORE and proposals on how to better it,
To showcase how Do-nou technology and empowered youths can benefit from empowerment
To receive feedback from stakeholders and lessons learnt during the implementation period.
The youth groups from the eastern part of uganda were represented by Mayuge District (Masyaga youth group chairperson) Ms Phiona Nabagaja, the e Western groups were represented by Kasese District (Kasese youth Association) Mr Bahitya Arnold and the Central Districts of Wakiso and Kampala were represented by Mr Semwogerere Charles of Kabumba CORE initiative. The youths acknowledged that they acquired road maintenance skills, and they are ready to do any road maintenance. Their humble requests to the district local governments was to give them road maintenance works to enable then get employment opportunities
OPM was represented by Eng Brenda Komigisha who gave a speech on behalf of Office of the prime minister. She emphasized transport sector has always been considered as a priority by the government of Uganda, there’s increased expectation among the rural community that government will provide and maintain roads in a condition that facilitate all weather access. In other words, the Do-nou technology that is easy and affordable to use needs to be incorporated into the road maintenance systems to improve community road access.