The increase of Uganda Women Empowerment Fund has dominated the belated Kabale district Women’s day celebrations.
During the belated Women’s day celebrations today that held at St Banabas Karujanga SS playground, stakeholders said that government should increase the women empowerment funds if it to improve the well being of women at local level.
Speaking at the function, the Kabale district Woman Member of Parliament Hon Catherine Atwakire Ndamira said that many women groups in Kabale district register to benefit from Women Empowerment funds, but only few groups benefit because there no enough funds to benefit them all.
The projects manager of Women Empowerment program in the ministry of gender William Tumwine added that ministry of finance should increase the women empowerment funds because the number of women groups who register to benefit in the same funds in Kabale district is overwhelmed by the funds they receive from ministry of finance where they have currently approved 0nly 46 groups and other 100 groups are waiting for the next phase.
The state minister for finance, Planning and Economic Development Hon David Bahati said that government is investing in Women Empowerment Funds saying that in this year they added 60 billion adding that they are intended to keep on adding 60 billion for the next five years.
Officiating as the Chief guest of honor, the government chief whip hon Ruth Nankabirwa advised the women to produce the children who they can provide care.
The day was celebrated under the theme; Empowering of Rural Women and girls’ opportunity and challenges.
The function was attended by the Rubirizi District Woman Member of Parliament Hon Grace Kesande Bataringaya, the Rubanda District Woman Member of Parliament Hon Prossy Akampurira, the Rukiga District Woman Member of Parliament among others, and the Kabale District Chairperson Pattrick Besigye Keihwa among others.