Kampala Cpital City Authority has entered into partnership with World Food Program to work on joint capacity peddled at strengthening food security and vulnerability assessments in urban areas.
The study will investigate how poverty and rapid urbanization impacting on food security and all forms of malnutrition among the poor, as well as the well-off households in Kampala who are increasingly faced with obesity or over-nutrition.
According to KCCA Executive Director Jenifer Musisi, the two parties have been undertaking a ground-breaking survey through the Makerere University School of Public Health, to investigate the nature and magnitude insecurity and rising rates of malnutrition.
She said, the partnership is preceded by the shooting number of people arriving in the city to looking for work and finding themselves squeezed into settlements where basic social services are limited, poor sanitation and, as result, their children are prone to infections and ill health.
“This is exactly what we were looking for, scientific evidence that would guide our assistance to vulnerable households and our city strategic plan overall,” she said at KCCA offices.
Musisi said KCCA has been working with WFP since 2017 to discuss potential areas of collaboration, “We are happy about this program and I would like to thank the WFP for this great partnership with KCCA. We look forward to this project as we work towards zero hanger,” she added.
Country Director of WFP, El Khidir Daloum said their new partnership with KCCA is extremely important as it has pushed WFP into new territory for Zero Hunger and in supporting the Government of Uganda to achieve its development priorities.