Youth and women groups which have benefited from the youth livelihood program [YLP] and the women entrepreneurship program [WEP] have been asked to only invest in environment friendly projects.
The call was made Friday by the Minister of Gender, Labor and Social Development, Janat Barunzi Mukwaya while addressing youth and women leaders at Kyenjojo district council chambers.
The minister revealed that she had previously visited all subcounties in the district to monitor the effective implantation of YLP and WEP and she was impressed by the way Kyenjojo district leadership and the focal persons of the two programs are jointly supervising the effective implementation of the projects.
Mukwaya also challenged the youth and women to make effective use of the funds allocated to them if they are to progress.
The district Youth Livelihood Program Focal Person, Job Kobweemi reported to the minister that since the program started in the district, the youths have benefited from over one billion shillings, but called government to address some challenges which are hindering the development the YLP program.
The Women Entrepreneurship Program [WEP] National Coordinator, Brenda Malinga commended Kyenjojo district for selecting the recommendable groups to benefit from the program.
Happy James Tumwebaze, the YLP National Co-ordinator hailed Kyenjojo district leadership for their initiative of joint monitoring that is in line with the ministry strategies towards the effective implementation of the program.
The meeting was also attended by the deputy RDC Kyenjojo Hon kawonawo Isack, the district CP Hon Kaija William Araali, the district speaker, district executive committee, the CAO Kyenjojo Kisubi Joseph among others.