The Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development who also doubles as the MP for Kibale East County in Kamwenge district Hon. Frank Tumwebaze has continued to support the youths through goat project.
The MP today handed 50 more goats to youth who are not in school to help earning a living. The project dubbed ‘Empano’ loosely translated ‘take a goat give a goat’ has been running for the last one year.
“One year ago i initiated a youth support income generation project of goat rearing, dubbed ‘Empano’ (Take a goat Give a goat) for the out of school youth in the constituency starting with my immediate home neighbouring villages. The ‘Empano’ programme is a social loan. You get a goat and you return a goat after one year. I donated initially 25 goats from my farm to the first Youth Cohort of 25 farmers. Today, each returned a goat and they made 25. This means the first cohort has fully paid their loan. Today Sunday 15th March 2020, I added on to the 25 number of recovered goats (Empano returneed) another 25 to make it 50.
It was my pleasure once again today to handover a total of 50 goats to the second cohort of 50 youth farmers from the other parishes of Kaberebere and Bihanga. If the discipline and spirit continues with this second cohort as was with the Pioneer cohort and we recover all the 50 next year we shall launch the third cohort of 100 next year in March . At that stage, we shall register our community foundation and start to fundraise for more scale up. Very impressed with the youth discipline. May God continue to bless and reward their efforts to build sustainable livelihoods for their homes,” Hon. Frank Tumwebaze said.