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BULIISA GROUPS RECEIVE SHS99M UWEP FUND

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BULIISA: At least eleven groups in Buliisa district Bunyoro sub region have received Shs99M from Uganda Women Entrepreneurship Programme (UWEP) to boost their household income.

In a special interview with www.ugreports.com Bernard Barugahara the District Community Development Officer Buliisa said that the Shs99M was shared among the eleven different groups in the district. ‘’In Kihungya sub county, two groups benefited, one in Biiso Town Council, one in Butiaba sub  county, one in Ngwedo sub county, two in Kigwera sub county, and two groups in Bullisa sub county,’’ he asserted.

The district community development officer also said that these groups are operating different projects like produce, boda-boda, and piggery noting that most of them are in the project of produce.  ‘’These groups received their money early this month and they are to refund it after four months, however, for the case of bull fattening, they were given a gross period of one year,’’ Barugahara noted.

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He also disclosed that last year 25 groups in the district received the money, and this year 11 groups were considered. Barugahara has asked the beneficiaries to adhere to the financial agreement signed when receiving the fund. ‘’They should honor and adhere to the financial agreement so that they can be considered in the next programs,’’ he asserted.

Zainab Agaba the chairperson Twebimbe Widow Fishing Association told www.ugreports.com that they shared the money amongst themselves adding that they couldn’t have one produce project noting that they wouldn’t make profits. ‘’We got eight million and we are ten members, so to recover the money within gross period, we had to share it amongst ourselves,’’ she contended.

‘’This money will improve our household income, and I’m therefore asking my colleagues to utilize the money for their purpose since it’s for our benefit,’’ she noted.

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