Inhebantu Jovia Mutesi commends PSFU for supporting Women & Youth entrepreneurs through Grow project

Inhebantu Jovia Mutesi commends PSFU for supporting Women & Youth entrepreneurs through Grow project

Inhebantu Jovia Mutesi has commended Private Sector Foundation- Uganda (PSFU) and its partners for organizing the Women’s Day Katale event which not only demonstrate their commitment to the economic development of women in ObwaKyabazinga Bwa Busoga but also signifies their intent to raise awareness about the diverse interventions available for women entrepreneurs beyond the event.

This was contained in her speech read by Busoga Kingdom’s 2nd Deputy Prime Minister Owek. Alhaj Osman Ahmed Noor, who represented her at the official launch of the three-day Women’s Day Katale event at Dam Waters in Jinja City.

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The event which started on March 15th will end on March 17th and was organized by PSFU in partnership with Mastercard Foundation where women entrepreneurs and various companies are exhibiting various products to the public and also exhibit new work skills.

“It fills my heart with pride to be part of such a remarkable event that not only celebrates the achievements of women but also serves as a platform to address the economic challenges faced by women in Busoga and Uganda in general,” Inhebantu stated. Inhebantu was delighted that this year’s Katale was held in the heart of ObwaKyabazingaBwa Busoga, in the Country’s tourism capital, Jinja.

She thanked PSFU for showcasing the Lead Firm structure for Youth employment in Uganda a project whose aim is gender mainstreaming with a specific focus on the inclusion of 70% young women and 30% young men.

“I am also delighted that PSFU will be showcasing the Growth Opportunities and Productivity for Women Enterprises (GROW) a project aiming at empowering women in our region,” Inhebantu Mutesi stated in her statement adding that although she was unable to attend physically, she assured them of her commitment to support the efforts to empower women and youth beyond the event.

Inhebantu said that through ObwaKyabazinga Bwa Busoga led by His Majesty William Gabula Nadiope IV, she accepted to take on the mantle to mobilise women and youth in Busoga to benefit from the GROW project.

“I have been informed that the GROW project and Lead Firm Structure for Youth Employment are going to benefit 30,000 women and youth in the whole country and of these10,000 will benefit and improve their businesses in Busoga sub region,” She stated and that ObwaKyabazinga Bwa Busoga will sign an MOU with PSFU to sensitise women and youth about processes on how to access funds from the GROW project.

She further said that, together, let them bridge the economic divides and pave the way for women’s prosperity, because when one invests in women, the nation prospers and urged PSFU and partners to hold the hands of all women to prosper.

Sarah Kagingo, the Vice chairperson PSFU said 75% of Ugandans today are below 25 years and women among these are very entrepreneurial but face several challenges and this is why at PSFU we are very pleased to support the young people, young women and the business sector to grow.

Kagingo added that PSFU runs programs like GROW implemented by the Ministry of Gender and funded by the World Bank specifically to scale the businesses of women from micro to small medium businesses.

The Jinja City Mayor, Alton Peter Kasolo said the only way to develop this Country is through social economic transformation and they can only achieve it by doing what he was seeing here, putting women together and getting involved in all these activities like exhibitions. Present at the event were Busoga Kingdom’s Kyabazinga Affairs Minister Owek. Yudaya Babirye, Foreign Affairs Minister Owek. Joan Machora Kitto, Youth and ICT Minister James Mukembo, Speaker of Busoga Lukiiko George Mutyabule, PSFU Chief Executive Officer Stephen Asiimwe, Bugweri district Woman Member of Parliament Rachael Magoola and Victoria Ssekitoleko among others.

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