Saturday, 5 January 2013
NGO PASSES COMPUTERS TO CONGOLESE COUNTERPARTS
Rwenzori Agriculture Diversification Promotion Organization (RWADIPO) has passed on a chance of benefiting from the computer aid to civil society organizations in eastern democratic republic of Congo following a ban on importation of second hand computers to Uganda.
RWADIPO a nongovernmental organization based in Kasese district have been benefiting from computer donations from Gerry Georgatos in Australia and supply them to schools and individuals trying to enhance their computer skills.
By the time the government of Uganda slapped a ban on importation of second hand computers three years ago, four hundred computers had been secured and a consignment of about three hundred more had reached Mombasa port in Kenya.
An official from RWADIPO Sulait Kule says that they have taken a decision to pass on the opportunity to the Bayira community in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo through the Lubiriha based NGO called Development for Urban and Rural Communities in DRC.
Kule said that by April this year, a consignment of three hundred computers and one hundred wheel chairs will have been shipped into the Democratic Republic of Congo to the beneficiaries that will have expressed interest.
The computer Aid project of RWADIPO started in 2006 with an aim of using an Australian partnership to develop computer skills in the Rwenzori region.