In 2017, a Uganda Consortium on Corporate Accountability team in the company of the Moroto Natural Resources Officer Mr. Lotiang John and a local opinion leader Mr. Angella Jackson from the Karamoja Miners Association, visited a small scale gold mining area in the district of Moroto district in Rupa sub county. The Photo Essay represents selected pictures from the UCCA engagement with Artisanal Miners. The small gold mining business in the district is one activity that has become a common household trade in the region. The dangerous activity of artisanal mining including digging tunnels across main roads in search of gold is one that has been accepted as a necessary risk.
This photo essay is a result of social accountability and community participation research conducted between October 2015 and December 2016 in the districts of Bushenyi, Kayunga, Kyenjonjo, Kumi, Iganga and Mbale.
Community Health Advocates find Limited Funding Affects Health Service Delivery in Mukono, Kayunga and Buikwe Districts
"The Failing Universal Primary Education (UPE) System in Uganda: State failure to invest in the nation’s future"
From incidents where ambulances are used to ferry water instead of the sick, to the dilapidated structures that render health centres unsafe, this photo essay, “Poor health infrastructure makes quality health service delivery a distant dream for many Ugandans”, highlights the fact that most health facilities have inadequate and faulty equipment with some patients being forced to share beds or occupy the floors due to congestion in the wards.
This photo essay, titled Big Dreams, Limited Opportunities: The Dilemma of Disadvantaged Children in Uganda was published in commemoration of the Day of the African Child highlights the socio-economic challenges faced by children in Uganda. The inequality and discrimination in access to social services, and the lack of accountability for social service delivery in Uganda limits the full development potential of a significant number of children, with many dying in early childhood.
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