RUKUNGIRI- Raising The village, a non government organization from Canada operating in Rukungiri district on Wednesday 7th December 2022 signed a memorandum of understanding with 8 villages in Kakyindo parish of Bugangari sub county aimed at eradicating poverty from their area.
Raising The village (RTV) implements activities to reduce extreme poverty in local villages by supporting residents in agriculture, providing safe water to residents by constructing springs and renovating some taps, health and community empowerment among others in the areas they operate from.
While launching the Kakindo cluster in Bugangari and Bikongozo cluster in Nyakyishenyi sub counties under Raising the village program, the deputy Resident District Commissioner Rukungiri Wilberforce Ahimbisibwe Ongom thanked the organization for the initiative aimed at raising residents’ social economic welfare hence asking the beneficiaries to welcome and own the project.
Ongom asked the organization leaders to cooperate with local leaders in the villages they are going to operate from if this program is to achieve its target goal and asked the organization to ensure providing the items as per the list so that residents can trust them and their activities.
The Rukungiri district chairperson Geoffrey Kyomukama hailed the organisation for supplementing the government agenda thus asking people to welcome and work together with them to achieve their goal.
Nemesious Agaba the Rukungiri district Community Development Officer said that the organization is doing a great work towards transformation of the villages in different parishes across the district especially in the Sub counties of Bungagari, Nyarushanje, Nyakyishenyi and Buhunga.
According to Brian Ainebyoona an officer from Raising the village, 731 households with a population of 3,493 people in Kakyindo cluster will receive items like 2,064 kgs of beans, 2,064kgs ground nuts, 2,064kg of maize to boost food production in the area.
Ainebyoona added that they will also receive farm tools like 50 hoes, 45 spades, 45pangas, 45 forked hoes, 50 wheel barrows which will also help in maintaining community access roads and 60 watering cans among other items to boost Agriculture.
The Bikongozo cluster in Nyakyishenyi sub county which has 560 households with a population of 2,576 people will receive 1,182 kgs of beans, 1182kg of maize, 50 bags of Irish potatoes which will be divided equally to all families in Bikongozo parish to boost their food production capacity.
They will also receive 35 hoes, 30 spades, 30 pangas, 20 forked hoes, 14 wheel barrows among other items to help them maintain community access roads and 30 watering cans.
Mary Kyicoori the Nyakyishenyi Sub County Vice Chairperson on behalf of the sub county leadership welcomed the organization in Bikongozo parish and assured them support so that their activities are done successfully.
Jaston Byamukama the Bungagari sub county Chairperson asked the beneficiaries not to sell the inputs that will be given to them but rather use them to eradicate poverty from their community.