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Kyambadde asks Mpigi women to form cooperatives

By Simon Ssekidde

Added 23rd March 2019 12:35 PM

She called on all residents to embrace all government programs

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Minister Amelia Kyambadde dances with women during the celebrations on Friday. Photo by Simon Ssekidde

She called on all residents to embrace all government programs

The minister for trade, industry and cooperatives, Amelia Kyambadde, has called on women in Mpigi to form cooperatives to benefit better from the government programs geared towards improving their livelihoods.

"Government can help you better when you are in groups. It even becomes easier to lobby government projects like the Women Livelihood Program currently piloting in the country and all these are possible when you are in groups," Kyambadde who is also the Mawokota North Member of Parliament, said.

Kyambadde made the remarks while officiating at the district Women's Day celebrations held on Friday at Kammengo playground, in Kammengo sub-county, Mpigi district.

She called on all residents to embrace all government programs and different developments geared towards fighting poverty.

"I would like to urge you to embrace the programs and different projects put forward by the government to fight poverty and improve the livelihoods of people," Kyambadde said.

Kyambadde also used the opportunity to declare her candidature in the coming 2021 elections to retain her parliamentary seat, saying she still has a lot to accomplish, rubbishing allegations that she is not going to contest for the seat again.

The Mpigi district woman MP, Sarah Nakawunde Temulanda, thanked the government for its efforts towards promoting the girl child education and said it has helped to empower women to compete for jobs at all levels.

Nakawunde urged the women to always be submissive to their husbands in homes and raise children with good behaviour.

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