RUKUNGIRI– The Rukungiri District Chief Administrative Officer Elias Byamungu has called on the councilors to set strategic goals towards achieving targets aimed at elevating the economic status of their electorate.
Byamungu was addressing the District councilors on the first day of a two day induction training organised by USAID Integrated Agriculture and Nutrition Activity (USAID-ICAN) at Rukungiri District headquarters on Wednesday January 12th 2022.
Byamungu also asked the councilors to defend the District in all the endeavors as well hailed the USAID-ICAN team for the job well done especially in community mobilisation and organising them towards changing their ways for better as well as advocating for Environmental conservation measures.
Geoffrey Kyomukama the Rukungiri District boss noted that community reports about USAID-ICAN are commendable thus calling for even more investment in the Sub-counties they haven’t been operating in.
Kyomukama asked the councilors to profitably use this training to benifit their electorate as well as improving on their deliberations during council meetings.
Evans Mubangizi the USAID-ICAN Kigezi Regional Coordinator noted that the project that is slated to operate in the district for five years is basically aimed at supporting certain classes of people to reduce the dependence syndrome and supporting them for development.
He adds that USAID-ICAN aims at enhancing the resilience of Vulnerable households by increasing economic opportunities for poor households and improve nutrition with focus on women and children as well as strengthening community and local governance.
Mubangizi highlighted some of their achievements including construction of Underground Water harvesting tanks, Rocket Lorena energy saving stoves, iron rich beans demonstration sites, kitchen gardens, community participation and Environmental conservation strategies.
The USAID-ICAN program is being implemented in only for sub counties of Rukungiri District including Nyakishenyi, Bwambara, Buhunga and Nyakagyeme where by 8,221 farmers including 2,479 males and 5,742 females have been trained in different Agricultural and Environmental protection techniques.
The training also attracted the District local government staff, media and a delegation of USAID-ICAN staff slated to equip the target group with basics of how best they can deliberate for their electorates.