MP Magoola tips Bugweri locals on tree planting to preserve environment

Bugweri district Woman MP Hon. Racheal Magoola alias Obangaina addressing the press after the belated women’s day on Thursday, March 28, 2024 (Photos/Isabirye Simon Peter)

Bugweri, (UG):- The Bugweri District Woman MP, Hon Racheal Magoola alias Obangaina has rallied women to take the lead role in preserving the environment to minimize prolonged dry spells.

Magoola says women are more affected during dry spells since they struggle to feed their children, have difficulty in sourcing water and other difficulties.

The woman representative was Thursday, March 28, attending the belated women’s day for Bugweri district, at Mulanga primary school grounds, Ibulanku village, Ibulanku Sub County in Bugweri district where she tasked people in the district to plant trees as a way of promoting environment conservation in Bugweri district.

“We have experienced a dry spell like never before and if you have doubted the importance of planting trees, now you have experienced it and sadly women are so vulnerable to this since they struggle to feed their children during such times. During these times, women are unable to go to the garden yet it is where to get food,” Hon. Magoola said before committing herself to distribute tree seedlings to various sub-counties in the district for planting.

The International Women’s Day which is celebrated annually and worldwide on March 8, was celebrated in Katakwi district as a national function and Bugweri district decided to celebrate a belated this Thursday.

Hon Magoola(left) waving to the women who attended the function, next to her on the right is Bugweri RDC Ms. Billy Janet Mulindwa

Meanwhile, Hon. Magoola assured the people in the district that the Ministry of Works is done with procuring road equipment for Bugweri District ahead of rehabilitating the roads in the district which currently happens to be in a sorry state.

“When roads are not good, women are affected more especially at the time of seeking maternity services and other services in health centres. But I want to bring good news that the permanent secretary Ministry of Works confirmed that road equipment for Bugweri District was already procured and they have brought for us a grader and a wheel loader and now they are asking for the people who will operate them,” Hon Magoola said.

She commended the women who come from various sub-counties of Bugweri district for the unity exhibited and urged them to stay focused and aim higher in emphasizing development through improved household income.

Hon Magoola also revealed that the office of the president has given Bugweri district ten hubs and they will harmonize on areas where to put them.

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A section of women who turned up for the function from various Sub Counties in the district

The Resident District Commissioner for Bugweri district Ms. Billy Janet Mulindwa urged the girlchild who attended the function to add value to their future by going to school citing their competence in managing key positions in the society.

“When you study, you can occupy a key position because you have gone to school and possess what it takes for the position. I call upon all women to be involved in productive work and avoid depending only on ‘Kameeza’ money from your respective husbands because you cannot develop if you are only depending on money from men even if it is given to you more often,” said the RDC.

Also, the LC3 Chairperson Ndhoga Ibrahim commended the government of Uganda for empowering women through a number of projects citing that the ruling NRM government has prioritized women in leadership and in other sensitive activities which were previously handled by only men in other governments.

However, he was not convinced with some district authorities who have not made clear reflections of the funds from the government meant for women and other groups.

“I am not a member of NRM but I want to congratulate the government of President Museveni for thinking about women because if you observe very well, it is during this regime that we are seeing gender sensitivity. Thank you for bringing women to the forefront because it is very important and we see that the speaker of parliament is a woman plus others in key positions. I am only dissatisfied with money coming to sub-counties for UWEP because on paper you see that many groups have got but as leaders who are meant to monitor these programs, we are not availed with enough information about these groups,” Mr. Ndhoga said.

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The RDC responded to the concern of the chairperson Mr. Ndhoga by urging all people responsible for various government programs giving out funds to people, to ensure that they always avail themselves during the exercises to ensure that the right beneficiaries are captured. She quoted SAGE money, women’s funds and youths funds where responsible leadership structures have to appear before carrying on the disbursements.

The function was attended by among others; the deputy RDC Bugweri district Mr Magala Banuli, CAO Mr. Lukwago Martin, the district chairperson Hajj Shafic Muziransa and other political leaders from the district as well as the Chairperson Women League in Bugweri District, Ms Nambeeko Prossy.

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