Kyabazinga Commissions Women’s Development Initiative in Busoga :: Uganda Radionetwork
Gabula said Busoga Kingdom has a bottom-up approach system of rallying communities to get involved in economic transformation initiatives, from the village chieftains to the cabinets of the royal chiefs.
The Busoga Kyabazinga, HRH Gabula Nadiope IV, commissioned the “Neyendeire”-NDI Development Initiative, aimed at spearheading women-led development campaigns in the Busoga Kingdom.
NDI, a consortium of different women-led village development and morality inculcation groups, was first launched by First Lady Janet Museveni in 2016 under the leadership of current Patron, Dorothy Kisaka, Director executive of KCCA.
The initiative empowers women in acceptable values for parenting, education, food security, agriculture and primary health care initiatives, aimed at empowering grassroots households with at the both economic empowerment and acceptable sanitation practices.
NDI has since formed a sacco, where interested parties can easily acquire friendly credit facilities to engage in small-scale startups, which Gabula says are critical to ending poverty in the sub-region of Busoga.
Speaking at the launch on Friday, Gabula said NDI’s family nursery approach to improving development is the silver bullet to achieving improved household incomes because it encompasses all the drivers of development. empowerment of beneficiary communities, ranging from the fundamental areas of food security, education and general well-being to health.
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Gabula also said that the Busoga Kingdom has a bottom-up approach system of rallying communities to get involved in economic transformation initiatives, from the village chieftains to the cabinets of the royal chiefs.
He further rallied the founders of NDI to promote the inclusion of men and youth in the quest for unified development within the target communities.
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Kisaka says that as part of the initiative, women are taught about the various soft skills needed to end domestic violence within their homes, offering moral and financial support to their spouses, some of whom are overwhelmed by the burden of fending for their households on their own. and instead resort to violence as a consolation in times of financial crisis.
Kisaka further notes that NDI member groups are often mobilized to adopt government-led economic empowerment initiatives, such as the recently launched Emyooga Fund, which has since enabled most of them to boost their businesses.