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Department of Planning Population & Statistics
The Planning Unit in Amuria is tasked with handling:-
- Monitoring and evaluating district projects
- Production of progress reports for the district.
- National Census and Surveys e.g. road quality assurance, demographics, Health.
- Manage District Management Information System (M.I.S)-Local Government Information and Communication System.
- Manage birth and death registration system.
- Manage District Website and Portal including updates, Local Area Networks (LAN), Internet which is about to be installed.
- Data Collection, Analysis and report writing including major assessment on internal assessment on minimum conditions of lower local Government.
- Conduct RAPID assessment on Water logging, food assessments and hunger.
Baseline Population Data: A baseline population data has been set up through vital registration system to help the Government in planning for its people.
Online Communication: They are pioneers of the district Website.
District Profile: The planning team together with other departments has come up with the first statistical abstract of the District.
Together with other departments, a Compensation basis for the war victims has been developed. With the claimants name out, the beneficiaries are yet to experience joy.
Best Performing District in the Teso Sub Region: Amuria has been voted the best performing District due to the enormous achievements overtime and that is the reason it has received an increment in the funding overtime.
The 5 Year development plan has been put in place as a result of the team work to ensure value for money through timely reporting, project progress, guidance, sub-county planning among others. In a nutshell the District has been in position to absorb all funds allocated to it as compared to her counterparts.
Poverty Prevalence Rates: Poverty prevalence rates have reduced in the last 5 years .The office has been key in implementing recovery programs which have led to fading out of the camps and the associated livelihood enhancement of former Internally Displacement Persons (IDPs) who are now returnees.
Information Technology Infrastructure is still low in the
Inadequate funds to maintain the Local Area Network
Attract investors to implement gaps in their work plan and budgets Climate change is reversing gains on development programs.
Inadequate funding to the department
Hard to reach areas have remained
underdeveloped due to inaccessibility.
Over expectations from stakeholders
According to the statistician, there is need to capacitate
the I.T (Information Technology) Infrastructure.
There is need for more funding from other stakeholders.
There is need for a concerted effort to equitably market upcountry as an investment.
Unhampered with savannah grasslands in Kapelebyong (Sugarcane growing is very possible)
Government should mainstream strongly incorporate disaster risk production and mitigation measures into its programs (More technology is needed)
There is need for a joint planning council in the District work plan so that is the gaps are identified and planned accordingly.
District Develoopment Plan (DDP)
Amuria has again rolled its three year development plan for the period 2010/2011 – 2012/2013. This in fulfillment Amuria district in fulfilment of the requirement of the law as provided in the Local Governemnt Act. This three year plan has been developed through a participatory process.
The district population is largely rural based with a very small proportion living in urban settings. Close to 95% of the people depend on agriculture as their major source of livelihood and this agriculture is carried out on a subsistence scale. The farmer population is engaged in the production of mainly cereal crops, cassava, groundnuts and keeping of livestock and poultry and earn low income.
Social sector services are inadequate. In the health sector, there are all together 18 health facilities. There is no district hospital in the entire district. Two level four health centres (HC IV) to be headed by medical officers exist in the district but only one (Amuria HC IV) has a medical officer and a functioning surgical theatre in place. All sub counties have functioning health facilities of different grades either owned by government or non government organisations.
In the education sector, there are a total of 120 primary schools. Enrolment has been growing with the existing UPE programme. There are 12 secondary schools in the district.
The safe water coverage in the district averages 67%. The most common water technologies in the district are deep boreholes, shallow wells and protected springs. There is no tap water anywhere in the district including the only town council that hosts the district headquarters.
Overtime, the district has suffered from natural calamities like droughts and of recent floods have affected people’s livelihoods. The IDPs that existed have resettled and there are no more camps in the district. These people’s livelihoods have been greatly disrupted and need to be helped to recover. However with the security situation ever getting better over time, efforts are being made by the district with the help of different actors to support returnees. This is in line with government’s plan for Northern Uganda, the Peace Recovery and Development Plan (PRDP), the overarching framework guiding interventions in the north and eastern parts of the country.
DDP 2010-13 Data Resources
- DDP Executive Summery
- Chapter 1: Situational Analysis
- Chapter 2: Objective and Strategy
- Chapter 3: Performance Review
- Chapter 4: Development Plan and Implementation
- Chapter 5: Annexes
Amuria Population Data Resources
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