By Danis Komugabe
The Kabarole district council siting in the district chambers on 26th June 2020 approved the district nutrition action plan for kabarole district 2020 – 2025.
The motion was moved by kabarole district secretary for finance, planning and administration Mr. Kisembo Augustine Babuuza and second by the Mr. Joram Bitamanya the councilor representing Fort Portal South Division.
The Kabarole district chairman Mr. Richard Rwabuhinga welcomed the move to improve on nutrition of the people of kabarole district. He said, malnutrition still ravages Kabarole, particularly women, babies and children.
He added that malnutrition is also impairing educational achievements and economic productivity, costing the government and families enormous amounts of money to treat illness related or caused by malnutrition.
Kabarole nutrition action plan is being supported by Kabarole research and resource Centre, a non-governmental organization operating in areas of Rwenzori region, with support from Broeaderlijk Delen(BD), Hivos and iied
The role of district nutrition action plan is to improve on nutrition for the people of Kabarole district.
Michael Kisembo the Assistant Chief Administrative officer (ACAO) thanked the Kabarole council for having approved the Nutrition action plan which he said will be able to improve the eating habits for the people of Kabarole district.
He added that, adequate nutrition is a prerequisite for human development and socioeconomic well-being.
The Government of Uganda is committed to fulfilling the constitutional obligation of ensuring Food and nutrition security for all Ugandans. This 5-year Kabarole District Nutrition Action Plan (DNAP) is thus an important step as it provides the framework for addressing nutrition issues in the District sequentially to develop strong and quality human capital that will propel socioeconomic transformation.
Rwabuhinga said that the goal of this plan is to improve the nutrition status of all Ugandans kabarole in particular, with special emphasis on women of reproductive age, infants, and young children.
‘I extend my sincere appreciation to all those who contributed to the development of this plan.
Members of the Nutrition Technical Committee and Nutrition Forum have done commended job The donor community is appreciated for its support. I cannot over emphasize the role played by the National Planning Authority in coordinating the development of this plan. And of course our long term partners, KRC. All these actors truly deserve our recognition and gratitude’. Mr. Richard Rwabuhinga stated.