"We are proud to join efforts with the government as stake holders in development to alleviate poverty..."
Operation Wealth Creation (OWC) has given out 5000 chicks with feeds to Muslim groups in order to fight poverty among them.
While receiving the chicks at Uganda Muslim Supreme Council headquarters at Old Kampala on Thursday, secretary general Haj Ramadhan Mugalu lauded government for OWC programm which he said has contributed a lot towards poverty alleviation.
The chick were supplied by Ugachick.
"We are proud to join efforts with the government as stake holders in development to alleviate poverty. Though we had requested for 70,000 chicks as part of the initial programme to distribute to various organised Muslim groups, we are privileged today that we have received 5000 chicks," Mugalu said.
The beneficiaries were also supplied with poultry feeds.
UMSC secretary for social affair Muhammad Ali Aluma explained that over 20 Muslim women and youth groups from six Muslim districts of Mukono, Wakiso, Luwero, Rukungiri, Kabale and Ssembabule benefited from the project.
“We identified groups and trained them on how to feed the chicks and we believe all the beneficiaries have capacity to look after them,” he said
Deputy Mufti Sheikh Muhammad Ssemambo implored the beneficiaries to treat the chicks as their initial capital.