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IWA plan for 2016-2020

IWA UK  launched a development plan to radically transform Teso into an advanced region. The 2016–2020 plan was launched on Saturday 10th December, 2016 in Central London.

The 5-year plan proposes bold steps to develop Teso including building a state-of-the-art specialist referral hospital, building a model technical school, and establishing a bank to catalyse economic development in the region.  It promises to undertake programmes to prevent natural disasters in a region prone to disasters by promoting environmental protection.

The plan was launched by Uganda’s High Commissioner to the UK and Northern Ireland Professor Joyce Kakuramatsi Kikafunda. The Economic Affairs Counsellor at the High Commission who was represented the High Commissioner Godfrey Kwoba, lauded IWA UK for the plan and said it was in line with the Government of Uganda plan to transform the country into a middle income country by 2020.

He particularly highlighted the plan to improve health and other social services, to support students access education, and community empowerment as programmes that will be benefit communities most.  Speaking to 150 guests, Godfrey called on IWA to incorporate emotional intelligence in their programmes, arguing that, “our people need this very much”.

Speaking at the same event, Father Michael Corcoran, the former long serving catholic priest in Teso and now General Superior of the Mill Hill Missionaries worldwide, called on IWA to always involve target beneficiary communities in solving their problems. He said that involving communities would make the programmes to succeed.

In his speech, Dr. Patrick Igulot, the Executive Director of IWA UK said that the plan is to be financed through individual contributions of the Iteso and friends of Teso, crowd funding, and approaching development partners in the UK, Uganda and in other countries. He called on the Iteso to embrace the plan and to work tirelessly to make it a reality.

The Chairman of IWA UK, Martin Osengor reported that the organisation had been upgraded into a limited liability company that had made it better positioned to achieve its objectives. He emphasized that the incorporation of IWA UK had placed it on path to become a philanthropic venture organisation.