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Fri. Jun 21st, 2024

In a bid to improve the socio-economic development in the rural parts of Uganda, the South Korean government vows to help out in ways possible.

Ms. Hyejin Kim, The South Korean Deputy Head of Mission in Uganda, stated that her government, the South Korean government, as part of the global community, wants to enhance rural socio-economic development in Uganda through offering continuous support and enhancing cooperation between the two governments.

‘We need to see communities take a role in developing this nation but we, the South Korean government, shall also continue to help Uganda to see that rural development becomes a reality. I urge everyone to be a pioneer of the middle income status,’ Ms. Kim said.

Making the remarks, Ms. Kim was at a mid-term evaluation report dissemination workshop for the Establishment of Saemaul Model Villages project in Kampala, Uganda’s capital.
Ms Sophia Nantongo, the principal assistant secretary in the Ministry of Local Government, emphasized the need, for voluntarism and community service (bulungi bwansi), as the best strategy if Uganda is to attain Vision 2040.

‘Let us share knowledge and experiences concerning the change of development from peasantry to modern society by working together without expecting any payment,’ she stated.

‘Community service through self-help, diligence and sacrifice is a solution for poverty eradication,’ Ms. Nantongo added.

Mr. Michael Lutalo, the project’s liaison officer, also added that they have been able to share evaluation findings and recommendations with policy makers and various stakeholders to beef up Uganda’s rural development policy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reporter: Shamilah Namuddu

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