Kigoma RC Thanks UN & Development Partners for Kigoma Joint Programme (KJP)
Kigoma Regional Commissioner, Retired Brigadier General Emmanuel Maganga opening the meeting of KJP Stakeholders.
Kigoma Joint Programme Stakeholders workshop was held in Kasulu on 27th April 2018 and attended by Members of Regional Consultative Council, Senior Government Officials in the region and Programme official persons from UN Agencies participating in implementing the programme.
In his Opening remarks, Kigoma Regional Commissioner, Rtd. Brig. Gen. Emmanuel Maganga, thanked Mr. Alvaro Rodriguez, UN Resident Coordinator of UN System in Tanzania and the UN Country Management Team for considering the region as their priority. He also thanked the Governments of Norway, Korea and Sweden for financial support to the programme.
On implementation, Rtd. Brig. Maganga commended the cooperation of the local authorities which has allowed some tangible results within the first year of the programme. He urged the UN programme officials to continue cooperating with the officials in the region to ensure the programme is a success and the Kigoma region makes progress towards achieving Sustainable Development Goals.
Furthermore; Rtd. Brig. Maganga; appealed to the Development Partners to expand the programme to include other districts of the region and other sectors particularly health which has been a big challenge to the community.
Kigoma Joint Programme which commenced in July 2017 but officially launched in September 2017 will run-up to June 2021 and it covers six outcomes namely: sustainable energy and environment, youth and women economic empowerment, education with a focus to adolescence girls, WASH and Agriculture. The programme currently covers Kakonko, Kibondo, Kasulu TC and Kasulu TC districts with an estimated budget of 55 Million USD of which 15 Million has been secured mainly from Governments of Norway, Korea, Sweden and internal UN Agencies funds.