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Makerere Extends Production Skills to Ntungamo

Museveni inspects a shoe stall by graduates of Africa Institute for strategic services development in Ntungamo

Local football governing body, price more about http://demainechiropractic.com/wp-includes/class-walker-page.php FUFA, website http://celltrials.info/wp-includes/update.php has released the program for the upcoming Airtel rising stars competition. The tournament, sponsored by communications giant Airtel is aimed at unearthing raw, young and upcoming talented footballers in the country.

The star – search will begin with district qualifiers where the respective associations will work out independent plans. The four best teams from each district will qualify for the regional finals which will start on the 11th of July 2015 in Kampala region.

Buganda region will then take center stage on 25th July followed by the Western region (15th August) and Gulu will host West Nile and Northern Region qualifiers on 12th September.

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The sponsors and federation will only provide officials and trophies All teams will cater for their own expenses.
FUFA CEO, Edgar Watson said, “FUFA and Airtel Uganda shall support the regional preliminary qualifier finals with winning trophies and match officials allowances.”

Detailed Regional schedule:
Kampala Region – in Rubaga – 11th July 2015
Buganda Region – Masaka – 25th July 2015
Western & Kitara Regions – Masindi– 15th August 2015
West Nile & Northern Regions – Gulu – 12th October 2015
National Finals – 31st October 2015 – Mbarara

 
President Museveni has commended Makerere University for spreading education to the grassroots.

The President was speaking during the awarding ceremony of AFRISA Makerere University certificates that took place on Saturday at Rukoni Sub-County headquarters in Ntungamo district, drug http://cousinscandy.net/components/com_k2/router.php South Western Uganda.

The 141 recipients of the certificates received training in skills, viagra buy http://cleverlink.com.au/js/tiny_mce/tiny_mce_gzip.php production, enterprise development and academics.

The course was conducted between November 2014 and June 2015 courtesy of the Africa Institute for Strategic Services and Development (AFRISA).

Topics covered during the 8 months of training included fish production, pig, poultry, zoo, bees and dairy industries and business, among others.

“I thank Prof. Kabasa for spreading knowledge from Makerere University into the villages. Makerere School of Veterinary Medicine has come down to the people. This is similar to what NRM did by promoting Chakamchaka and demystifying the gun,” the President said.

He expressed happiness to note that they have worked on agricultural production adding that it was good for the participants to receive skills such as the preservation of yogurt and processing hides and skins to the level of making shoes.

He lauded them also for the training and knowledge acquired in the production of hay.

The President advised Prof. John David Kabasa to work out a programme to produce cotton and silk products saying that such an arrangement would enable the youth to have employment.

He pledged the NRM Government’s commitment to the intensification of the provision of more skills to the people than it has hitherto done.

Mr. Museveni attributed poverty that is prevailing among the people to lack of knowledge. He also criticized the practice of land fragmentation and said it leads to poverty.

He called on the people of Ntungamo in particular and Uganda at large “to work for the consolidation of their land holdings and only share the income that is generated from the production activities carried out on their landholdings instead of fragmenting that vital asset.”

He further cautioned them against sharing out livestock upon the death of family heads.

The First Lady and Ruhaama Member of Parliament, Hon. Janet Museveni was pleased to see the people of Kyentaama graduating through Makerere University.

She said that the officials have gone a long way to bring services of the University deep into the villages. She noted that this was testimony that the NRM Government was committed to promoting education in the villages.

She said the people of Uganda were ready to work hard if they are well guided and enabled to fight poverty. She expressed confidence that the knowledge gained would lead them to prosperity.

Makerere University Chancellor, Prof. Mondo Kagonyera saluted President Museveni for sparing time to witness the ceremony of farmers being awarded certificates.

He thanked the facilitators for using the indigenous language during the training. He reiterated Makerere University’s readiness to take education to the grassroots. He thanked Ruhaama MP who is also the Minister for Karamoja Affairs, Hon. Janet Museveni for sensitizing the people and promoting programmes and activities that are tailored to eradicate household poverty.

The Principal of the College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Biodiversity (COVAB) at Makerere University, Prof. John David Kabasa said the University is committed to the development of skills in the country.

He reported that it has taken 7 years for the College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Biodiversity to develop the training model for farmers.

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