Iceland government donates vehicles, Motorcycles

Namayingo district local government has received a boost of three vehicles and eight motorcycles from the Iceland government.

The two double cabins, staff van and eight motorcycles were donated to the district to improve service delivery in the fishing communities.

The Resident District Commissioner, Yahaya Kakooza, commended the government of Uganda for creating stability that has attracted development partners in the country.

He urged the technical team to use the vehicles for the benefit of the communities. The motorcycles were distributed to the fishing sub counties of Mutumba, Buhemba and Banda. Others were given to different sectors of Audit, Finance, and Registry and education department.

“Most vulnerable communities were not well reached and served because of lack of transport by the technical staff and this has led such areas to lag behind in terms of development,” Kakooza said. He urged the community development officers to reach out communities and show positive impact in service delivery.

Ronald Sanya, the district LC5 chairperson, applauded the government of Iceland for the support.

“On behalf of the people of Namayingo, I thank the government of Iceland for the great support. The transport challenge has now been reduced,” Sanya said.

Namayingo district was earmarked for funding support from the Iceland International development Agency (ICEIDA) program targeting the fishing communities. The targeted communities will benefit from improved safe water, Sanitation, hygiene (WASH) services and education developments.

Edith Namayega, the Chief Administrative officer said besides motor vehicle donations, the district also received two speed boats with engines to help Island sub counties in easing transport and monitoring of ICEIDA projects.

She added that the Iceland government also donated an assortment of equipment to the district. She said “We received 20 computers, printers and other basic office tools,” She added that the district staff also received capacity support and were trained in various skills.

Before the motorcycles were handed over, the beneficiaries were equipped with practical skills in Motorcycle riding, traffic laws and trained in motor repairs by Toyota Uganda, a service provider.

Namayega urged the staff to take extra care of the vehicles and motorcycles.