A LAWYER is helping to strengthen links between Huddersfield and Uganda.
Solicitor Nigel Priestley, who works at Ridley and Hall in Dundas Street, aims to further work already started in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, and the north of the country.
He is accompanied on the three-day trip by his brother- in-law, Richard Whiteley, who also lives in Meltham, a senior executive with a large engineering company in Leeds.
Mr Priestley said the Government's Commission for Africa had produced a report, Making a Real Difference, which emphasised practical steps to make progress in Africa.
"The commission wants practical projects that strengthen government and develop education," he said.
"The Mustard Seed Project and Uganda Law Society Resource Centre in Kampala are well established and show how local communities and organisations can make a difference."
Mr Priestley and Mr Whiteley are to visit the Mustard Seed Project in Kyema, near Masindi. The project was formed in 1988 to provide safe drinking water for the community.
But it now operates a community centre, library, clinic, nursery and shops and there are plans to help it provide education.