Kampala, (UG): President Museveni through his political adviser, Hajjat Hadijah Namyalo who heads the Office of the NRM National Chairman (ONC) on Sunday donated Ugx10m to Uganda Muslim Women Association for Dawa and Development (UMWADD) SACCO.
SPA/PA Namyalo delivered the donation at the Association’s Annual Women Seminar and Quran recitation competitions at Kiyindi mosque in Nakulabye, Rubaga division. At the same function, she also offered Umrah to the winner of these competitions, Hahwa Muhammad from Kiboga.
While handing over the cash donation along with empowerment items, Ms Namyalo urged the Muslims to use the tools genuinely so that they can uplift their families from poverty.
“We have given you these donations, please make sure you don’t misuse them. Go use them to generate income for your families. Museveni wants a poverty-free country and that’s why he sent to you all this equipment,” she said.
Among the equipment donated to UMWADD members included spraying machines, popcorn machines, seeds, gum boots, sewing machines, g-nut crushing machines, chips-making machines, and salon machines, to mention but a few.
The Association patron, Hajjat Janat Asia thanked Hajjat Namyalo for the items delivered but requested to help them secure soap-making equipment to boost their earnings for those who may be skilled in that area.
“Our Association has been in existence for decades but our members have no jobs, we decided to start up a making business but we face a challenge of lack of modern equipment. It’s my humble prayer that you source for us some support as you have always done for several bazzukulu groups across the country” Hajjat Janat said.
Responding to her outcry, Hajjat Namyalo revealed that ONC has in store a lot of equipment and tools, promising that she will get them all they need. She however urged the Association to formally register their SACCO and make everything formal so that she can trace for them funders, saying this will also enable all members to benefit from various government empowerment programs.
“My promise to you is that I will get for you funders to run that SACCO. Our dear president is ready to support you and every other person who is organized,” Ms Namyalo noted.
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