Lira – 3, July 2020: The State Minister for Northern Uganda Rehabilitation Hon. Grace Freedom Kwiyucwiny on Monday proved that she is a generous woman and a leader who believes in empowering others.
This was after she fulfilled her support to group of women under their umbrella association Lango Moslem Women Association (LMWA).
The group received a sum of three million shillings from the Office of the Prime Minister arising from an earlier pledge by Minister Kwiyucwiny which they used to procure goats.
Lango Moslem Women’s Association currently has about a hundred women but only thirty registered members who are engaged in a goat rearing project.
The three million shillings funding was spent on buying thirty goats with each member receiving a goat each.
TND News understands that Minister Grace Freedom Kwiyucwiny has pledged to support different women groups in the region.
Faridah Okeng who’s the group chairperson says the association has over one hundred members and those who received the goats met registration obligations.
According to Okeng, the 30 members who received the goats are expected to give back the first kid to the association which shall in turn donate to other members.
She lauded the Office of the Prime Minister for the support and said this will improve the household income of beneficiaries. She called on the women to take good care of the animals.
Dr Tamim Ebong, a veterinary specialist delivered the goats on behalf of the regional Khadi.
In his message Dr Ebong pledged total support to the group provided they remain united and focused on the project.
He further urged the Moslem community in the region to be in groups in order to benefit from government programs like Youth Livelihood, Operation Wealth Creation, Uganda Women Entrepreneurship Program, among others.
He advised women to manage well the animals they received and not to sell off so that other group members can benefit.
Reporting By Felix Omara and Frank Oyugi, firstname.lastname@example.org