BY: DOREEN NASASIRA
The Prime Minister, Rt. Hon. Robinah Nabbanja has called upon women to take advantage of the prevailing peace in the country to engage in income-generating activities that will enable them to support their families and also improve their welfare.
She said women need to focus on parenting and raising holistic children who can contribute to the development of society.
The Premier made the remarks during the commemoration of St. Mary Magdalene, and a fundraising event organised by Mityana Diocese Christian Women Fellowship (CWF) at St. Andrew’s Cathedral Namukozi in Mityana District on Saturday.
CWF is a non-discriminatory ministry that unites Christian women to serve God by running programs that unify, develop and support them in the church and community. Some of the projects undertaken by Mityana Diocese CWF to promote the social, economic and personal development of its members include; Reskilling of women in crafting and ICT, Poultry farming, Agriculture and Charcoal production. Mityana Diocese CWF is seeking UGX 92,400,000 to purchase Charcoal briquette making machines.
The Prime Minister asked the CWF members to embrace the Parish Development Model. She noted that the government is in the process of implementing different projects in Mityana District including the upgrading of Mityana Hospital to a Referral Hospital and rehabilitation of Mityana-Mubende Road.
Nabbanja however, cautioned the leaders against politicking and urged them to focus on service delivery and working with the government to enhance the development of the country.
The Premier donated UGX 10 million towards the Mityana Diocese CWF fundraising drive and also pledged to support its piggery project.
The Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Hon. Judith Nabakooba called upon the CWF members to empower others with information about different government projects such as the Parish Development Model. She urged them to work hard and continue supporting the government and its initiatives through community mobilisation.
The Minister of State for Luwero- Rwenzori Triangle, Hon. Alice Kaboyo pledged to support the NRA Veterans in Mityana District. She urged the congregants to embrace government programs.
The Bishop of Mityana Diocese, Rt. Rev. Dr. James Bukomeko thanked the women for participating and mobilising for church activities. He advised them to engage in enterprising activities and asked the government to consider investing in women SACCOS in the Diocese. The Bishop also pledged to work with the government and political leaders to enhance the development of Mityana Diocese. He requested the Prime Minister to support the diocese with equipment to boost agriculture. END.