Janet: Innovation Key for Women Empowerment


illness geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Janet Museveni was meetting a five member team from the UWEAL leadership who called on her at State House Nakasero on Thursday.

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The women leaders led by the Founder and Patron of UWEAL Mrs. Theresa Mbire and Dr. Gudula Basaaza, the current chairperson, had called on the First Lady to seek support and advise on the initiative of starting a Women Enterprise and Guarantee fund.

The Women Enterprise Guarantee Fund is intended to help women entrepreneurs’ access low interest business financing and UWEAL is appealing for support from government and other well wishers in order to realize this vision.

Janet Museveni thanked the UWEAL leaders for establishing an association to uplift the economic wellbeing of women in Uganda by engaging in various wealth creating enterprises.

She encouraged them to mobilise more women to join the association saying that with big numbers of members, they would be able to internally mobilize resources rather than relying on borrowing from banks which require collateral and where the interest rates are also high.

UWEAL currently has over 1,000 members across the country.

UWEAL Chairperson Dr Gudula Basaza reported that the Assoiation also plans to start an Incubation Centre at Namanve Industrial park where women can be trained on specific skills to start businesses and improve their livelihoods.

Mrs. Mbire thanked the First Lady for her unwavering efforts to improve the lives of women and girls in Uganda.

The women thanked President Museveni for the work he has done for the Country and especially his efforts to uplift the status of women and re-affirmed their determination as women to to reate wealth for their families.


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