The Minister of State for Defence in charge of Veteran Affairs (MSDVA) Hon. Oleru Huda has today donated a motorcycle to Lwengo Tweyambe Women’s and Orphans Veterans SACCO.
The donation to the Savings and Credit Cooperative Organisation (SACCO) happened at the Directorate of Veterans Affairs headquarters at Postel Building in Kampala.
In her remarks while handing over the motorcycle to the chairperson of the SACCO Namuwonge Sylvia, Hon. Oleru applauded widows for their tireless efforts in resettling into civilian life. “Women are highly trustworthy in terms of savings, borrowing, investing and paying off loans,” Hon. Oleru added.
She however, urged them to use the motorcycle for mobilization and monitoring of their SACCO activities and not for boda boda business.
Hon. Oleru Huda further implored them to take advantage of all government programs available in their communities such as ‘Emyooga’ scheme, Youth Livelihood Fund and the ongoing Parish Development Model (PDM), to enhance their socio-economic transformation and sustainability in the money economy.
Lwengo Tweyambe Women’s and Orphans Veterans SACCO is the third beneficiary of the motorcycle donations following Mayuge, and Koboko District Veterans Saccos.
The Chairperson Lwengo Tweyambe Women’s and Orphans Veterans Sacco while receiving the motorcycle appreciated government for all the various interventions extended to military veterans, widows and orphans. She pledged to heed to the minister’s guidance.
The function was also witnessed by the Assistant Commissioner Resettlement, Psycho Social Support and Rehabilitation Mr. Arthur Kamya among other senior staff of the Directorate of Veterans Affairs.