Kampala, (UG): The Senior Presidential Advisor on Political Affairs who is also the head of political mobilization in the Office of the national Chairman (ONC), Hajjat Hadijah Namyalo yesterday pitched camp in Kamwokya, one of the biggest ghettos in Uganda, which also happens to be Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine’s stronghold as President Museveni’s office launched the fight against poverty in their livelihoods.
Speaking at the thousands of ghetto youths who converged in Kamwokya on Friday, Hajjat Namyalo said her office under the guidance of the President, also the NRM National Chairman has kicked off the war against poverty in the ghettos, starting with Kamwokya, in implementation of the Ten Point Program preached by the President.
Namyalo urged the youths to keep off drugs and other toxic substances if they’re to live a meaningful life and benefit more the government programs which are all aimed at wealth creation and steering the country into the money economy.
To empower the youths in the ghetto livelihood, the ONC Boss donated an assortment of items and equipment to enable youth groups to start up small businesses.
The items given out to the beneficiary groups included; Wielding machines, deep fryers, car washing machines, G-Nuts grinding machines, popcorn machines, Saloon equipment, among others.
Hajjat Namyalo further urged the youths to stay resilient and focused, adding that those who want to see the President can still meet him if they go through the right and non-corruptible channels like the ONC.
“As we celebrate the 9th Anniversary of the Kamwokya NRM Voice Army, we launch a campaign known as Empowering Kamwokya People, during which several youth groups shall receive items like these in phases,” Namyalo said.
The ONC boss however noted that there are also several women groups that had registered with her office and that these are to be considered first in the next phase.
In her closing remarks, the ONC boss however, also encouraged the Ghetto Youths to utilize government poverty eradication programs, especially the Parish Development Model fund, by using the money given to them to transform their lives.
She thus injected One Million Uganda Shillings to the Kamwokya NRM Voice Army Sacco as part of her contribution and promised to make for them a follow-up.
In his remarks, the Mayor Kampala Central, Hajj Salimu Uhuru, thanked Hajjat Namyalo for the gesture, noting that it is one avenue to spread the gospel of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) party among Ugandans.
“Very few people return to the ground after being appointed to big offices the way Hajjat Namyalo does, her efforts in fighting for the wellbeing of the common Ugandan, the ghetto people, are commendable,” Mayor Uhuru said.
Some of the groups that benefited from the package she delivered include among others; Senfuka Hassan/Rogers Popcorn, Kamwokya Kikete Charcoal Stove, Kaguta Street – Pop Con Machine, GRL Youth Group G-nuts Machine, White Street – Hair Cutting Machines/ Shavers.
Others include, PWD Women Group – Pop Con Machines, Kamwokya Awake Chips Machine, Church Area Youth Dev. Group – Pop Con Machines, Kwonkya Bodaboda Saving group – Washing Machines, Kisenyi 1 Youth Group – Sowing Machine, Voice Army – Welding Machines, Agali Awamu group – (under Ssekayiba Rogers) Chips Machines among others.
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