VP Ssekandi congratulates Butaleja women on gaining wealth and respect in society

Monday 23rd June 2014

The Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi has said that Government is focusing on addressing social and health issues affecting women and mothers in Uganda to ensure that they are totally liberated from all forms of disadvantages.

Ssekandi, however, advised that despite gaining wealth and respect in society, women should remain faithful and respectful to their husbands saying it will help in cementing love and promote unity in their families.

He was yesterday speaking in Butaleja where he joined the leadership and women of the Eastern district in commemorating the Women’s Day which was held at Busolwe Town Council headquarters.

Ssekandi called on the leadership of Butaleja to work with central Government to ensure a prosperous Butaleja where women enjoy living and working productively and urged women to use the day to evaluate their successes and achievements towards nation building.

He said Government is soon to commission Doho rice scheme which has been refurbished and will supply enough water to farmers’ fields all year round and urged farmers to make use of the facility to improve their production.

He also urged the district leadership and the people to forget the past and reconcile for the good of the nation and commended the people of Butaleja for the harmony despite their political differences.

Butaleja Woman Member of Parliament Florence Nebanda Andiru commended government for its support towards the women in the district which she said has strengthened their determination to change lives by engaging in numerous income generating activities.

Butaleja District council Chairman Joseph Muyonjo also extended his district’s appreciation towards the government for the numerous projects in the district including the rehabilitation of Doho Irrigation Rice Scheme.

He appealed for Government support for the rehabilitation of Busolwe Hospital which he said is in a sorry state and is not able to offer the expected services especially maternal child health care.

The celebrations were also attended by MPs Jacob Wangolo and Emmanuel Dombo of East and West Bunyole and several district women and local council leaders.



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