Uganda lends helping hand to poultry industry
The Uganda Rotary club (Bweyogerere branch) has given out free day-old
chicks to several women's groups an effort to help strengthen and expand the
income and self-employment capacity of those women.
The president of the rotary club Sikolastika Nasinyima handed out the
chicks to Agali-awamu women's group, Mirembe women's group, Balikyewunya women's
group, and Lwf women's group. The birds were then passed on to the members.
According to Nasinyima, this support is only the beginning and that her
club will do all it can to encourage and assist more women to join commercial
rearing of poultry in the area.
In another related development, Kira municipal council has also started a
programme through which it is giving out birds to youths, women, and groups in
areas of Kira, Namugongo, Kyaliwajala, Bweyogerere and Banda. This is also an
attempt to boost the level of income generation and self-emloyment in the
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