News from the valley Waki
The supply crisis has now reached
northern Uganda. It is more urgent
to increase agricultural
productivity. Neither the by aid
agencies often glorified peasant
structures nor the vast farms of the
Chinese and Indians for the
renewable raw materials will be able
to defeat the hunger, but only with
reasonable farm sizes, which are
operated by well trained and
responsible acting farmers, can
About 10 years ago we have supported
Bishop Deogratias to purchase a farm
area of 42 ha in size. With the help
of sponsors we now could purchase an
adjacent area from a community of
heirs of further 68 ha.
The surfaces must be re-cultivated.
There's a clay deposit and a small
source. Well, good conditions for
further development. The small
office building was built in the
shape of a traditional round hut and
is nearing completion.
If Father Gerald can raise the
necessary timber then the roof of
the health center can be applied.
Lumber is scarce and expensive in
Uganda. The health center will be
built with the assistance of the
“Kindermissionswerk” and the Emsland
hospitals “Ludmillenstift Meppen”,
“Boniface Lingen” and “St. Vinzens
The power supply of the water pump
and the administration of the health
center is done alternately by a
small diesel generator. Diesel is
very expensive and therefore we plan
to be supplied by photovoltaics.
The corn is good and next week
begins the peanut crop, already at
least an area of 2.5 ha
The water pump of the bishop is
broken already for a year and he
hopes for a new one. As the power
fails again and again, he also asked
for a photovoltaic system, as
besides the bishop's administration
in the diocese building also old and
sick priests are living.
The St. Mary School is waiting for a
concrete floor and the urgent
renovation of at least one
classroom. Let's see what we can do.
There are successes, but also a lot
of work remaining.
Until the next information I remain
with best regards.