Ntungamo Deputy RDC Challenges Women to Engage in Income-generating Activities.

By Anthony Kushaba


Ntungamo deputy resident district commissioner Rosemary Atuhaire has challenged women in the district to engage in income-generating activities in a bid to improve their living standards.

On Monday, Atuhaire was speaking at the training for women and youth who benefited from the Uganda Women Entrepreneurship Program (UWEP) and the Youth Livelihood Program (YLP) in the district.

Speaking at the same training, Ntungamo district chairperson Sam Muchunguzi Rwakigoba revealed that the government has taken deliberate steps to support women and youth to achieve their potential.

He revealed that women and youth are the key drivers of development in the country, asking them to work hard and change their standards of living by putting the money to good use so that development is realized.

Ntungamo chief administrative officer Ndifuna Mathias revealed that the interventions by the government deliberately target special interest groups to ensure that they get access to start-up capital and be able to start income-generating projects.

Ambrose Tusiime, the Ntungamo district community development officer, revealed that the programs have been vital to helping women and youth start up income-generating projects and do away with unemployment.

The district has disbursed 87.7 million shillings to 12 youth groups and 123 million shillings to 15 women groups.