UN To Support Ugandan Rural Women With Entrepreneurship Skills

Brenda Kifuko Malinga the national program coordinator Uganda Women Entrepreneurship program in the ministry of gender labour and social development

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By PEACOCK KAWEESA

The Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development in partnership with UN Women to implement capacity building for  women entrepreneurs in Karamoja,Teso and Northern Uganda.

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 This initiative is to support women vulnerable groups for entrepreneurship development and wealth creation at household level. This was revealed by the Honorable Minister Janet Mukwaya  at the closure of the  5days training of trainers workshop  at the Imperial Golf Hotel in Entebbe.

The  minister said that rural women have been lacking entrepreneurship skills  to improve their income levels and contribution to economic development. The national training workshop was organized for stakeholders and participants to learn practical skills of empowering rural women in the Northern region.

The Uganda Women Enterprise Programme (UWEP) National Programme Coordinator, Brenda Kifuko Malinga, said that 33.8% of women in Uganda are involved in business entrepreneurship and therefore given an opportunity women will initiate and grow their enterprises.

  She added that there is need to strengthen the capacity of women for entrepreneurship development,provide affordable credit and access to appropriate technologies for production and value addition.

She said that majority of women sell their products in local markets and their products are not of sufficient quality  to access the  competitive regional and international markets.  She noted that therefore  is need for increased credit through UWEP that is aimed at stimulating growth of high quality and competitive women enterprises in micro, small and medium enterprises sub sector.

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