The Deputy Resident District Commissioner Ntungamo Byarugaba Isaiah Kanyamahaane has stressed the need to engage more women and youth in most of the developmental programmes in order to reach its targeted population across the country.
Kanyamahaane revealed that most of the projects or programmes have failed to reach at the grass root level due to the fact that men are more engaged than women and youth who are skilled at sensitization and mobilization because of their population.
He noted that when women are educated it is easier for them educate others to transform the society rather than men who just keep things for themselves.
Kanyamahaane made remarks on Wednesday while closing a one day familiarization meeting for the beneficiary group chairperson’s under the Free and Rich Uganda social-economic empowerment program held at Trek Savannah Hotel Ntungamo Municipality.
He said that if women who constitute 53 per cent and 77 per cent of youth of Ugandan population are used they can accelerate such projects to penetrate much easier than when men are used.
Kanyamahaane also hailed the director Free and Rich Uganda Aijuka Rodgers for being trustworthy and initiating a persuasive project asking the beneficiaries to guard it well because it’s theirs.
This program was launched by the President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and First Lady Janet Kataaha Museveni on January 10 year in Ntungamo district and is being implemented. It is aimed at boosting business for the women and youth in order to increase their household income, become self-reliant and fight poverty at household level.
Since then the project has so far disbursed Shs330m to benefit 66 groups in Ntungamo district.
Aijuka commended the President for injecting funds in the project and thanked the beneficiaries for being transparent and accountable.
He also noted that among other resolutions are to hold annual thanksgiving on every 10th Jan to celebrate its birth.
“The training is ongoing in all 33 sub counties and town councils in financial management and savings, goat husbandry, piggery, banana farming, Rabbit raring, apiary among other items,” he said.
The beneficiaries who could not hide their happiness applauded the initiators of the projects testifying that Free and Rich Uganda has opened their eyes.
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