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The overall goal of the programme is to redress the adverse social economic effects of the insurgencies.

Implementation of LRDP in Kasese District

Since its inception in the FY 2019/10, the LRDP programme has implemented both infrastructural and household income projects across the district. The district is categorised among the high intensity districts that suffered adversely the effects of the NRM liberation struggle of 1981-1986 and later on the ADF insurgency of 1996-2003. There is therefore great need for reconstruction and resettlement in Kasese District because the population has been on the move due to insurgency in the last 3 decades. At the start of the programme, the district implemented both inflastructural and household income projects until the FY 2012/13 when the programme was refocused to only cover household income projects.

The overall goal of the programme is to redress the adverse social economic effects of the insurgencies that disrupted the social economic well-being of the population in Kasese District.

Participating Sub Counties

Since inception, the programme has covered all the 29 LLGs in the district. These include the 23 rural sub counties of Kitholhu, Karambi, Ihandiro, Bwera, Nyakiyumbu, Isango, Nyakatonzi, Munkunyu, Lake Katwe, Kisinga, Kyarumba, Kyondo, Mahango, Muhokya, Rukoki, Karusandara, Kilembe, Bugoye, Maliba, Kitswamba, Buhuhira, Kyabarungira and Bwesumbu, the 3 town councils of Katwe Kabatoro, Mpondwe Lhubiriha and Hima, the 3 divisions of Bulembia, Central and Nyamwamba in Kasese Municipality.

Main activities supported

In the earlier years of the programme, infrastructural projects such as construction of OPDs at health centres, student dormitories at schools, staff houses at primary schools and latrines. Others included road rehabilitation.

Local economic development household income areas supported under the refocused LRDP program since inception
  • Mini irrigation schemes to provide water for production
  • Poultry hatchery establishment
  • Value addition for maize value chain with milling machines
  • Value addition for coffee value chain with pulping and hulling machines
  • Supply of heifers to pastoralist communities
  • Fish fry production and multiplication
  • Construction of storage facilities for maize & coffee
  • Valley dam construction for pastoralist communities
General Financial Summary
Funds received by the district during the FY 2014/15
Releases 2014/15 shs
Project AllocationMonitoring allocationTotal
District Grants623,604,71048,945,272672,549,982
Micro Projects35,000,00035,000,000
Grand total707,549,982
Detailed resource use
SectorName of projectLocation(Sub county; parish)Activity detailsNo. of beneficiariesAmount
Production & MarketingConstruction of Mini Irrigation Scheme at Katsungiro on the Kanyampara river channelMunkunyu, KatsungiroStone pitching 1.5km length of earth canals610161,776,120
Production & MarketingConstruction of 2 storage facilities for coffee and maize farmers in Nyakiyumbu and Kitswamba S/Cs respectivelyMuhindi in Nyakiyumbu S/C & Hima in Kitswamba S/CConstruction works43080,150,750
Production & MarketingSupply and installation of 10 coffee hulling machines to organized coffee farmersS/Cs of Karambi, Muhokya, Lake Katwe, Rukoki, Bugoye, Maliba & KyabarungiraFabricated coffee hulling machines procured & installed355115,270,300
Production & MarketingSupply and installation of 5 maize milling and hulling machines to organized farming groupsParishes of Railway & Kamaiba, Rugendabara, Kabagaga & Nyamambuka in the S/Cs of Central division, Kitswamba, Kyabarungira & Mpondwe Lhubiriha TC respectivelyFabricated maize/cassava milling & hulling machines procured & installed161112,509,020
Production & MarketingEstablishment of a video and music production & recording studio for youth groupKisanga in Nyamwamba DivisionProcure music & video recording equipment1939,435,090
Production & MarketingSupport pastoralist groups with 10 improved heifersBusunga in Lake Katwe S/C & Muruti in Nyakatonzi S/CProcured 10 improved heifers1914,750,600
Production & MarketingSupport 4 apiary groups with bee production equipment & accessoriesLLGs of Mahango, Kitholhu, Buhuhira & Kyondo123 bee hives procured bee hives & supplied4611,933,500
Production & MarketingUnder take operation and maintenance works on valley dam at Muruti in Nyakatonzi S/CMuruti in Nyakatonzi S/CDrainange channel cleared and re channelled to dam21313,219,400
Production & Marketing80 improved piglets and starter feed procured for various youth groupsTown Centre in Hima TC, Karusandara in Karusandara S/C & Kyogha in Bwera S/C80 improved piglets & starter feeds procured8023,149,330
Production & MarketingSupport 3 model fishing groups with fish, fish cage materials and starter feedScheme ward in Nyamwamba Division, Katunguru in Lake Katwe S/C & Kahendero in Muhokya S/CFish fry, cage nets & fish feed procured6640,100,000
HealthComplete payments for the construction of Buhathiro HC II in Ihandiro S/CBuhathiro in Ihandiro S/COPD at Buhathiro HC II1,32211,310,600
Planning UnitUndertake sensitization, supervision, consultations & monitoring of LRDP projects across the district  including bank chargesDistrict wide48,945,272
Sub Total672,549,982
Micro projects
Production & MarketingSupport Save together Development Cooperative & Credit Society LtdCentral Division in Kasese MunicipalityCredit for small businesses availed for members2120,000,000
Production & MarketingSupport veterans group with maize milling & hulling machineMuhokya Trading Centre in Muhokya S/CMaize mill & hulling machined procured3315,000,000
Sub  Total35,000,000
Challenges in Implementation of LRDP
  • Inadequate transport to enhance monitoring and supervision of projects
  • Lack of clear policy on public private partnerships limits the participation and engagement of organized private sector players in household income projects. This limits the scale of projects which could have otherwise promoted mini industry development
  • Government should issue clear guidelines and policy on public private partnerships
  • The programme should provide a motor vehicle for the district LRDP team to effectively monitor, document and supervise LRDP projects.