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Gov’t to give shs20 million to Emyooga groups affected by floods in Albertine Region

Benard Barugahara the Buliisa District Community Development Officer (CDO) says the floods led to the displacement of many people and several fishing groups were affected by the calamity.

The beneficiary groups will include fish dealers and fishmongers in the Districts of Buliisa, Kagadi and Hoima. (Photo/File)

HOIMA, UGANDA: Following devastating floods that crippled various services and hindered fishing activities on various landing sites on Lake Albert in Bunyoro Region, the government of Uganda has pledged to offer 20 million shillings to various groups under the Emyooga project.

The beneficiary groups will include fish dealers and fishmongers in the Districts of Buliisa, Kagadi and Hoima.

Benard Barugahara the Buliisa District Community Development Officer (CDO) says the floods led to the displacement of many people and several fishing groups were affected by the calamity.

“Floodings hindered fishing activities at Lake whereby fishermen could access the lake hence leading to the downfall of their business”. Mr. Barugahara said.

Kagadi CDO only identified as Posiano says the multi-billion fishing projects in the district especially in Ndaiga landing site were all affected by the floodings that submerged the area.

“The 20 million shillings to each group will help to revive the affected fishing projects and boost the fishing business”. Mr. Posiano said.

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Hellen Petralina Masika the deputy executive director of Microfinance center says that government has agreed to offer over 20 million shillings asset capital to all the Emyooga groups whose ventures were affected by the floods with an annual interest of 8% so that they can revive their businesses.


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