By Sophan Niwamanya
In a move to promote entrepreneurship skills, Uganda National Students Association (UNSA) has launched the distribution of piglet’s project to all secondary schools in Rubanda district estimated to a tune of Ugx 10m.
The Uganda National Students Association is an umbrella organization for all students in secondary schools, post-secondary, Institutions of Higher learning and Universities in Uganda, that was established as a platform to represent students’ views and opinions within institutions of learning.
Speaking during the launch today at Rubanda district headquarters, Erick Sewandige Rubanda district Deputy Resident District Commissioner commended UNSA for they have begun this project in the schools which will see students be able to learn skills in their schools and develop themselves.
He noted that this project will promote social economic transformation among students thus urging UNSA leadership to continue other different projects.
He promised total support by monitoring this project among the schools that have benefited.
Anthony Gumisiriza, the Chairperson UNSA Rubanda district welcomed the project saying that if the project is well monitored and cared for they will develop themselves as student’s leadership.
John Bosco Namara, the Rubanda district UNSA Coordinator, highlighted that students will benefit from the project through the experiences acquired at school.
He added that so far 20 schools in Rubanda have benefited and the second phase will see other five schools captured.
Namara said that other projects will be implemented but they have managed to begin with piggery project each school receiving one piglet. He asked the beneficiaries to cooperate in handling the project with at most commitment, and responsibility.
He commended the Hon Minister of state for finance in charge of General Henry Musasizi duties who supported them with Ugx 5m as a seed capital. Hon Musasizi donated funds during the Rubanda district Annual Uganda National Students Association meeting and elections held at St Johns Ikumba Rubanda district Last Months.
Among the schools that have benefited include, St Agatha Girls kakore, Bubare Secondary school, St Charles Lwanga s.s, Muko High school, Murole s.s, St Johns Ikumba among others.