The World Bank has recently announced assistance for social services and food security initiatives in Uganda and Nigeria.
The World Bank will provide a $100 million loan to improve the delivery of social services in Uganda, according to the Independent. The loan will finance projects in some of Uganda’s poorest regions where the government is the main provider of social services, particularly education, transportation, health, and water and sanitation sectors.
Meanwhile, in Nigeria, World Bank Vice President for Africa Obiageli Ezekwesili has pledged support for a regional initiative to improve food security and combat malnutrition in the region. The pilot phase of Feed Africa Program, or FAP, will be implemented in Nigeria’s Delta State, the Vanguard reports.
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