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By Obed Kithende

KASESE: At least 180 youth, and mothers from Kasese district were Wednesday awarded certificates from the Directorate of Industrial Training (DIT) after completing a four-month course in fish farming.

The beneficiaries are from the sub-counties of Kyarumba, Muhokya and Nyakiyumbu. This was done as a way to reduce malnutrition among the children in the district.

Among the beneficiaries, 76 were from Kyarumba, 50 from Muhokya and 54 from Nyakiyumbu, and they were trained from their respective sub counties.

The project was funded by ACORD Uganda and implemented by Kasese Youth Link for Development.

Eng. Paul Danstone Dimwira, the ACORD Uganda project officer told that the beneficiaries included mothers, and the youth from Kasese district adding that this was done so as to improve on nutrition in their homes.

Mr. Kato Ronald the managing director for Kasese Youth Link for Development advised the beneficiaries to practice fish farming so that to ensure food security in their homes and improve on household income.

Ms. Eseri Kyakimwa and Mr. Samuel Mugisa, some of the graduates from Nyakiyumbu Sub County appreciated ACORD Uganda for the training noting that it would also improve their income statuses.

They promised to share knowledge to other community members; they however asked the government to extend such skills to other community members in order to eradicate poverty in the district.

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