USMID-AF infrastructure projects ignite fire as district leaders suggest contractor profiling.

Kayiay Linus the District Vice Chairman (standing) amidst other top district leaders delivers his verdict on the fate of contractors.

By Achidri Akim and Majubo Rafah,

Yumbe district leaders express the need to profile project contractors. This follows a number of concerns that were raised during the seventh site management meeting in relation to works under the Uganda Support for Municipal Infrastructure Development –Additional Funding program (USMID-AF).

Yumbe VNG Meeting Draws Emphasis on Mind set change

Participants during the VNG workshop meeting at Bayern Hotel in Yumbe District

By Achidri Akim

Key participants during a one day meeting organized by the International Cooperation Agency of the association of Netherlands municipalities (VNG), emphasized the need for mindset change in order for projects to impact the communities.

The Netherlands based development agency currently supports 9 districts in Uganda under its project “Sustainable Development through improved local Governance (SDLG)”.

Food insecurity talk dominates during Yumbe tree planting campaign

District Residents participate in identifying seedlings for tree species during the tree planting campaign at Yumbe District HQs.

By Achidri Akim

 As conversations on the impact of deforestation continue to take a center stage in the global arena, the story in Yumbe District is not different.

Interestingly, today as Yumbe District Local Government forestry arm embarked on an event to give out tree seedlings to the district residents, among those who turned up, voices of many heard attributing the current food crisis to deforestation were so common.

Honorable Anite Commends District Leaders on PDM

Hon Evelyn Anite delivers speech during PDM sensitization meeting in Yumbe

By Achidri Akim

Honorable Evelyn Anite the Minister of state Privatization and Investment commended the leadership of Yumbe District Local Government for overwhelmingly embracing Parish Development Model.

She made the remarks while addressing Yumbe District Local Government officials and other stakeholders during a sensitization meeting on Parish Development Model held at the district headquarter today.

Deputy RDC Tips Stakeholders on Conflict Prevention

 Stakeholders taking part in a peace building meeting at Hotel Premier in Yumbe District


By Achidri Akim

The Deputy Resident District Commissioner of Yumbe District Mr. Vuyaya Mathew Vuni urges stakeholders in the district never to underestimate misunderstandings that may seem minor.

Vuyaya who represented the Resident District Commissioner while presiding over a peace building meeting held at hotel Premier says that, what usually seems a minor issue later deepens into a crisis.

‘’Own DRDIP projects, they are for you’’ Leaders tell Locals

Hon Aguku Samadu hands over site to the contractor as district technocrats and locals look on

By Achidri Akim

Honourable Aguku Samadu the male youth councillor who also doubles as the secretary for production and natural resources in Yumbe District urges residents in the district to fully backup projects for their own good.

Aguku who represented the District chairperson and the RDC expressed the concern during site handover meetings held yesterday at Alaba and Ofonge villages in Yumbe District.

‘‘Respect Project Timelines’’, District Leaders Tell Contractors

Hon Asiku Abdulmtwalib the District Chairperson YDLG addressing Participants

By Achidri Akim         

The Chief Administrative Officer Mr Asaba Innocent Birekeyaho called upon contractors to ensure timely completion of projects awarded to them by Yumbe District Local Government.

‘’once you start work, we shall expect you to execute it according to the provisions of the agreement and any delays on your side will definitely work against you’’ Asaba warns.

DINU commits to improve the livelihood of people in Yumbe District

DINU commits to improve the livelihood of people in Yumbe District

It is now two years down the road, ever since Development Initiatives for Northern Uganda (DINU) kick-started development interventions in Yumbe District. This story uncovers the progress made and challenges encountered along the way.

The initiative is aimed at strengthening the nutrition standards; improving on income generating activities and health status of the indigenous population.

State of Roads in Yumbe District

Due to the recent rains from June to November, 2019, the Roads in Yumbe have numerous pot holes which are dangerous the traffic. Some roads have been blocked to due floods which cut off traffic from moving. Road users were getting challenges while crossing to the other side of the road because the road was covered with floods.