The village of Okere Mom-Kok was in ruins by the end of more than a decade of war in northern Uganda.
Okere City began in January 2019. Its 200 hectares (500 acres) feature a school, a health clinic, a village bank and a community hall that also serves as a cinema, a church and a nightclub.
Electricity is available to all, generated from solar energy – a rarity in the region – and far from the many outbreaks of cholera which were rampant years ago, there is now clean water from a borehole. Ojok Okello is transforming his destroyed village into a green town where social enterprises responsibly harness the shea tree.
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