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Lwengo District Core Programs

Cross-Cutting Issues Program

The Lwengo District Investment Plan recognized cross cutting issues of Gender, Health, Environment, Education and other Interest Groups. This is the six pillar of Lwengo District Investment Plan and addressed issues of Gender and other Interest groups, Education, Environment and Health issues including HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Public sanitation at large.

Gender

Special attention will be placed and prioritized by growth and employment creation potential for (rural) women and youth. Skills development will be targeted towards female and young entrepreneurs and will be documented with gender disaggregated data. Efforts will be made towards the provision of district youth disaggregated data.
Natural Resources Management
Lwengo ecosystems and natural resources continue to be under considerable pressure, mainly due to poverty associated with the quick growth of an agrarian population, which relies on its natural resources for the supply of shelter, food and water, fuel, agricultural incomes and livelihood security in general. Lwengo Cross Cutting Issues Program aims to integrate environment concerns in the design and implementation of all district programs. This particular component of this pillar will see the district develop major tourism sites in addition to its urban infrastructure architecture design of the green belt system.   
Bold policy decisions to have Lwengo resident plant at least 100 trees per annum will be enacted and implemented towards create green belt district. .

Health and HIV/AIDS  
Although health indicators are steadily improving, Uganda’s population is among the fastest growing in the world and efforts to further strengthen the country’s health systems are critical to keeping up with rising demand.  Lwengo district Health systems will focus on increasing the  training of health and community outreach workers in treating tuberculosis and malaria and supports the large-scale delivery of highly effective services including immunization against childhood diseases, nutritional assistance, and distribution of  insecticide-treated bed nets that help prevent malaria.

Further efforts will be in improving the quality of and access to family planning services and maternal and newborn health. Through the Public-private –civil society partnerships program, the district will collaborate with religious, private, and community-based institutions to scale up innovative, effective HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment efforts.

Education
Lwengo district will invest more in literacy and HIV/AIDS prevention, to building on modern classrooms, ICT libraries and science labs for academic performances. The district expects to increase students’ success and retention in school, promote healthy behaviors, and lay the foundation for the socio-economic benefits that have been demonstrated to accrue from students’—especially girls’—education attainment. Entrepreneurship and social services clubs in all schools will be highly promoted as an extra-curriculum activity to enhance both entrepreneurial and social leadership responsibility mindset among the children of Lwengo. .