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3,000 PWDs Supported On The Pathway To Employment

PWD In Nwoya Receiving Donation

By Tolit Ivan

Over 3,000 People With Disabilities (PWDs) in Northern Uganda have been empowered with various agricultural skills under a multi-billion shillings project dubbed ‘We are Able’.

The five year Dutch Funded project worth 20 billion shillings was created to enhance inclusive governance that enables access to basic resources for all, inclusive food security for persons with disabilities as well as create employment opportunities through venturing into agriculture for sustainability.

Through the project, persons with disabilities were skilled in horticulture, piggery, poultry farming and crop production before being given start-up capital.

The project was implemented by a consortium of non-governmental organizations including National Union of Disabled Persons Uganda (NUDIPU), ZOA Uganda, Light for the World and The Hague Academy.

While addressing stakeholders on Friday during the closure of the project at Hotel Africana in Kampala, Julius Musinguzi, the National Coordinator at NUDIPU, revealed that the project which is set to end next year has empowered beneficiaries to sustain themselves.

George Sunday Bob, a Senior Agricultural Officer at the Ministry of Agriculture in charge of Food Security lauded the Dutch government for the support towards uplifting the life of Persons with Disabilities by empowering and boosting their capacity to survive on their own.

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