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ActionAid Uganda announced today the appointment of Mr. Arthur Larok to be its new Country Director effective February 1st, 2012.


(9 February 2012, Kampala) – ActionAid Uganda announced today the appointment of Mr. Arthur Larok to be its new Country Director effective February 1st, 2012.

"I am delighted to welcome Mr. Larok to ActionAid. He brings with him a wealth of experience in NGO leadership that will bring us closer to achieving our mission of working with poor and marginalized people to eradicate poverty by overcoming the injustice and inequality that cause it," said ActionAid Uganda Board Chair James A.A. Otto 

Mr. Larok comes to ActionAid Uganda after serving as Director of Programmes at the Uganda National NGO Forum for the past nine years.  He is well known for spearheading several exciting initiatives by civil society at local, national and global levels where his passion, dedication and commitment to work for human dignity has been repeatedly demonstrated.

His arrival is at a crucial and important juncture for the organization as it embarks on the implementation of a new Country Strategy Paper (CSP IV) for the period of 2012 to 2017. The new strategy entitled Embracing Rights! Improving Lives! re-emphasizes ActionAid’s commitment to remain steadfast in its work for every person to enjoy the right to a life with dignity both locally and internationally.

"Please join me in welcoming Mr. Arthur Larok to the ActionAid family. He, like all of us at the National Governance Board look forward to the continued cooperation as we contribute to the efforts to realize a world with out poverty and injustice – one in which everyone lives in and with dignity," added Board Chair Mr. James Otto.

Arthur Larok replaces Mr. Charles Businge who after three years of service at the helm of the organization has taken up a new position at ActionAid International Secretariat based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Editors' notes

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Notes to Editor:

Who is ActionAid? ActionAid is an international anti-poverty agency which takes sides with poor people to end poverty and injustice together. ActionAid Uganda is a non-political, non-religious organization that has been working in the country since 1982.

ActionAid Uganda is part of the ActionAid global family, an anti-poverty agency working with the poorest communities in over 40 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America to end poverty and injustice.

We reach out to the poorest and most vulnerable people in Uganda to help them fight for and gain their rights to services such as food, shelter, work, education and healthcare and give them a voice in the decisions that affect their lives as part of our long-term commitment to work with the socially and economically disadvantaged.