This is done through the following:

  1. Workshops and seminars
  2. Newspapers, Newsletter / Magazine production
  3. Radio Talk shows


PACTA promotes the International Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous as a self help program for the clients to maintain sobriety. Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help other alcoholics to recover from alcoholism.

The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. AA is not allied to any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

In Gulu, AA group meetings are found in the following locations:

  1. PACTA Treatment Centre – Plot 2 Burcoro Road, For God area, Wiaworanga Village, Patuda Parish, Layibi Division, Gulu Municipality.
  2. Gulu Main Prisons for the inmates on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 12 noon.


Since 2011, PACTA has been running sensitization program, Counselling and treatment through the promotion of the fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) in Gulu Central Prison, Pece Remand Home and Juvenile Centre. After a week of training, the inmates are issued a certificate and they are encouraged to start AA groups in their communities when they are discharged.

The program has been successful and appreciated by inmates and Prisons staff. There is now a plan to extend the program in other prisons.


PACTA carries peer education to the youth through Sobriety clubs that have been established in the following schools:

  1. Negri College, Bardege in Gulu Municipality
  2. Christ the King PTC, Bardege Division in Gulu Municipality
  3. Pope John Paul II College, Bardege Division in Gulu Municipalithy
  4. Gulu Army SS, 6) Gulu High School, Bardege Division in Gulu Municipality
  5. Sir Samuel Baker S.S., in Gulu District
  6. Lukome S.S – in Gulu District,
  7. Pope Paul VI Anaka (Nwoya District)
  8. St. Mary’s College Lacor (Amuru District).
  9. Keyo Secondary School in Amuru District

Sobriety clubs carry out peer education through Debate, Music, Dance and Drama to pass the message to fellow students, staff and family at home.


PACTA has in place a Media Coordinator who is a Public Relations Officer who carries out the following roles:

  1. Coordinates PACTA programs in the various Radio Stations and Media houses within and without.
  2. Speaks to the on behalf of PACTA in matters of Public Relations
  3. Carries out any other duties related to the media assigned to him by management


PACTA works in partnership with a new Organization known as RESPECT TEAM 02 UGANDA. It promotes quality life for all by offering training solution in handling clients and health activities in general ethically.

Plot 1 Burcoro Road, Wiaworanga, Patuda Parish, Layibi Division, Gulu Municipality
P.O. Box 177, Gulu – Uganda
+256 (0) 771 909730
+256 (0) 393 206 811