World Bank, Gov’t In $40M Gender Based Violence Project

Ministry of Gender in partnership with the World Bank is set to implement a $40Million (About Shs. 140Billion Gender Based Violence (GBV) Project.

Pious Bigirimana, page the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Gender reveals that plans are underway to roll out the project, sale aimed largely at protecting women and children’s rights countrywide.

Bigirimana was officiating at the launch of another Shs3.4Bn project named: Supporting Children’s Opportunities Through Protection & Empowerment (SCOPE) Project funded by the World Bank at Bigodi Primary School, information pills in Kamwenge district on Monday.

The project is benefiting communities in the Town Councils and sub counties that were affected by the sexual abuse violence during the construction of the Kamwenge-Fort Portal road.

Bigirimana, who represented the Gender Minister, strongly condemned the manner in which the Chinese contractors sexually abused the young girls. He said under the oncoming $40M GBV project, theses perpetrators will be dealt with.

He asked the district leaders of Kamwenge and Kabarole to ensure the SCOPE project is implemented, monitored and that issues of accountability and transparency must be observed for the project to have impact.

At the launch, Allen Kagina, the Executive Director UNRA attributed the suspension of funding for Kamwenge-Fort Portal road by World Bank to local leaders’ failure to supervise the project.

She noted that following the suspension of the funding, a lot of lessons have been learnt and social protection issues have become a bench mark for all road projects country wide.

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