By Felix Tumwesigye
The Kabale district vice Chairperson Bridget Asiinga Tumwesigye has
asked widows in Kabale district to shun alcoholism but rather focus on
development by starting up small scale businesses that can help them
raise their family incomes.
Asiinga was on Tuesday speaking to widows at Ryakarimira town council
headquarters and at Kyanamira Sub County headquarters as members of
the 25 registered widows’ groups in Kabale district received 100 goats
from the NAADS secretariat as a way of developing them
socioeconomically. She re-echoed the call meeting different widows at
Kabanyonyi playground in Buhara Sub County and at Janan Luwum
Kamuganguzi playground in Kamuganguzi Sub County Kabale district.
The goats were lobbied by the Kabale district Woman Member of
Parliament Catherine Atwakiire Ndamira and each group received four
goats which the group members shall share upon the goat’s delivery.
Asiinga who represented Hon Atwakiire during the handle of the
goats to the beneficiary widows said that some widows due to
depression after losing their loved ones tend to over booze themselves
saying this has led to the misuse of the little available family
incomes thus leading to poverty.
Some of the beneficiary widows who included Scolantah Tumuhimbise, Loy Namanya, Bibianah Tumuheirwe among others commended Hon Atwakiire for the lobby, as well as the government for promoting the rights of widows, especially on land ownership.