20 UWEP GROUPS TRAINED IN SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
20 UWEP groups in Bunyangabu have been trained in skills development by the Ministry of Gender.
According to Pison Kanyesigye the Programme Officer Skills Development in Ministry of Gender, these groups have been trained in mindset change, enterprise management, business development and management, group dynamics, record keeping, Financial management and marketing and Bakery.
He explained that the reason for this training was to empower women such that they can be able to develop their house hold income and foster development in the country.
According to Mrs. Winfred Matsiko the National coordinator UWEP, women should embrace value addition so as to get more profits. She said that the groups that have been trained in bakery should start small bakery businesses in Bunyangabu and avoid getting bread from faraway places.
“There is ready market for bread, cakes and cookies, I advise you to venture into such businesses for prosperity and development,” she said.
She also asked Ms. Agnes Nyangoma the UWEP focal person Bunyangabu District to emphasize to various women groups to embrace value addition in their various enterprises.
She commended UWEP groups in Bunyangabu for performing well in the region inform of paying back. She also asked the groups that are doing badly off in repayment to pay back so that other women can benefit as well.
According to the LCV Chairperson Bunyangabu District Mr. James Ategeka Mugarama, women are key in supporting families. He added that any family with an empowered woman is a sign of development in the area.
“A number of women are paying school fees for their children, a number of women are silent bread winners of the families they leave in,” he noted.
He thus thanked the Government of Uganda specifically the State Minister for Gender who also doubles as the Woman MP Bunyangabu District for coming up with such wonderful trainings for the Women of Bunyangabu. (Compiled by Dorcus Murungi)