Rt. Hon Speaker Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga has thanked President Museveni and the NRM Government for supporting the youth and women with tools in Busoga sub-region.
In an event that took place at Kamuli District Headquaters President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni launched the Uganda Green Jobs Programme, under the Ministry of Gender Labor and Social Development in Busoga sub-region and handed over Business Start-up Tool-kits and Equipment to Jua-Kali and womens groups.
The green jobs programme is a manifestation of the NRM Government’s commitment to support citizens of Uganda to engage in economic activities and also create employment for all.
The programme supports informal sector businesses in mechanical, metal fabrication and welding, electrical, woodwork and carpentry, art and design, leatherworks, textile and tailoring, plumbing and construction, agro-processing and ICT among others.
“Today you are giving 79 groups tailoring machines, 11 groups will get ovens, 9 groups are getting desktop computers and so many others. The programme caters for both the educated and non-educated,” she said.
The Speaker has also appealed to the Ministry of Finance to increase the budget of the programme in the next financial year so that the programme can benefit many people.
In December 2017, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni handed over equipment to the first cohort 87 groups with 2000 beneficiaries from Kampala and Wakiso districts respectively. Since then, these groups have expanded and grown, creating more employment and improving household incomes of the beneficiaries.
This Second Cohort launched yesterday in Busoga is composed of 190 groups with a total membership of 3,228 members drawn from 9 districts namely; Kamuli, Buikwe, Jinja, Kaliro, Iganga, Mayuge, Namutumba, Mukono and Wakiso.