Under Chapter 243 of the Local Government Act, village and parish councils are given the legislative powers to enact bylaws to facilitate the effective implementation of government programmes, national policies, and laws thereby ensuring better local governance. It is upon this background that we partnered with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung as part…

Ngwenyu JB, the LC1 of Abar-Yao village making a presentation during one of the workshop…

The 1995 Constitution of the Republic of Uganda and the Local Government Act, 1997 empowers Local Councilors in Uganda to play key leadership roles in ensuring the effective functioning of local democracy and decentralization. Specifically, Section 24 of the Local Government Act, 1997 mandates the Chairpersons LC I, II, III…

Okello Bosco, our medical officer attending to a sick patient

Okere, a typical village in Otuke District, Northern Uganda is severely unserved by basic medical services despite the dire need. The village’s 5,000 people are served by a government Health Centre II facility which is ill-equipped both in infrastructural terms and human resources to effectively provide the much-needed health services…

Participants doing a role play on the operations of the Local Council Courts in Uganda

According to the 1995 Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, governance begins at the village/cell level. The constitution also provides for the creation of Local Councils courts (LCC) as part of the decentralization of power. LCCs are the lowest units with administrative, legislative, and judicial powers on behalf of central…

Robert Odany, the LC1 of Ayiloi Village in Okere Parish, Adwari Sub-County, Otuke District addressing…

According to the 1995 Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, governance begins at the village/cell level. A village is the lowest political-administrative unit. In Uganda, villages usually consist of between 50 and 70 households and may be home to anywhere between 250 and 1,000 people (in the case of rural…

Besides the revenues generated from our social business projects, we are also desirous to receive funds and talents through the generosity of donors and volunteers to achieve our mission of becoming a sustainable rural city. There are three different ways of supporting our cause; namely,

1. Donations

2. Onsite Voluntary…

Photo Credit: Maureen Agena

The natural hair movement is here. And more so among the African women. From the streets of Kampala, to Nairobi, Cape Town and Lagos, you will notice that most women are keeping their hair natural. This is for a number of reasons but key among which is the desire by…

Okere City

We are a community based social enterprise on a journey to tranform Okere village in Northern Uganda into thriving and sustainable city. www.okerecity.org

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