Museveni launches $600 million reconstruction plan for northern Uganda
Ugandan President Museveni today pledged to rebuild the war-ravaged north with a $600-million aid package for roads, education and small-scale industry. “The goal of the present plan (is) to consolidate peace, recovery and rehabilitation,” Museveni said at the launch of the Northern Uganda Peace, Recovery & Development Plan (PRDP). Museveni said the reconstruction plan aimed to help the north catch up with the more prosperous south and move away from subsistence farming to a cash economy. He also pledged to help internal refugees return home, repair roads, build a further power station on the Nile to power the region and fund processing plants for farm products. Read more at Reuters.