President Yoweri Museveni has said government is considering introducing project centred SACCOs to support grass-root initiatives aimed at creating jobs and improving incomes for the rural poor.
“We have experimented this in Kasandha and realised that if we encouraged wanaichi to join SACCOs that promote their interests, it would be easier for government to channel money in those respective SACCOs for easy access for them to boost their projects,” he said.
He said they have identified 13 projects including Boda Boda groups, Women entrepreneurs, Carpentry, Saloons, Taxi operators, Restaurants, Welders, Market vendors, Youth leaders, People with disabilities, Produce dealers, Mechanics and Tailors. He said the proposal has already been introduced to cabinet.
Museveni mad statements while addressing a public rally at Kyatiri Primary School grounds in Pakanyi sub-county, Buruli county in Masindi district yesterday.
“My message is to mobilise people to wake up and say no to poverty at household level so that it is embraced by everyone. I have come here today to confirm what the youths and others do appreciate my countrywide campaign against poverty eradication at household level in the country. With this spirit and vigor, let’s take off in all aspects of creating a source of income for everyone”, he said.