ADJUMANI. The Adjumani district chairman Mr James Leku has directed implementing partners to review their methods of work so that the money they spend on projects will have an everlasting impact on the lives of the beneficiaries.
The chairman was on Saturday addressing role model men who have been undergoing training on stopping sexual gender based violence which is sponsored by Care international.
He noted that some implementing partners come with a lot money but their impact is not felt even in the communities where they operate. He said he will scrutinize and monitor closely the operations of some of the implementing partners.
Care international receives funds from the United Nations Population Funds (UNFPA) with support from ministry of foreign affairs of Denmark to a tune of 3.7 billion shilling every year to implement a five years project called, Women Adolescents and youth in the 8 districts of Adjumani, Arua, Agago, Amuru, Lamwo, Kitgum, Moyo and Yumbe.
Mr Fred Obot, a trainer and the focal person for care international Moyo district explained that they deemed it necessary to train role model men and involve men in fighting sexual gender based violence.
He said previous efforts where only women and teenagers used to be trained have not yielded the much needed results.
Under the project, 50 men from refugee settlements and among the host communities from four sub counties have been selected and they are expected to be ambassadors in their various communities.
Mr Musa Tombe, the refugee welfare councilor for Mireyi refugee settlement who was one of the role model men appreciated the government of Uganda for always including refugees in the fight against sexual gender based violence since the cases are rampant in the settlements.
He confirmed that he receives at least one case of sexual gender based violence in Mireyi settlement every day.
Tombe said involvement of men in the fight against gender based violence is a thought out idea since they are the duty bearers in families and communities.