RUKUNGIRI – The Rotary Club of Kiwatule in partnership with the Rotary Club of Kololo have teamed up with Centenary Bank and launched the construction of a community hall in Nyakinengo Parish, Buyanja Sub County in Rukungiri district.
According to Hon Winnie Babihuga, the former Rukungiri district woman member of parliament who is also a member of the Rotary club of Kiwatule said that the project is aimed at fighting unemployment and high levels of criminality that are prevalent among school dropouts.
Hon. Babihuga added that “we will equip this hall with sewing machines, a carpentry workshop and others that will help the youth gain different skills for development to help school dropouts.
This project will empower school dropouts who quit their studies due to poverty saying that once helped they will also turn into useful Ugandans who can be of benefit to the country.
The project at Nyakinengo church of Uganda is estimated to cost 45 million shillings.
This will be the second project in the same area after the same arrangement was recently done for the area health center in a bid to improve health in the community.
The construction launch was held on Sunday Agust 11, led by Fabian Kasi, the country Managing Director at Centenary Bank who urged the community leaders to co-operate with residents in the construction process in a bid to promote skills development.
Mr. Kasi noted that this community hall will see school drop outs at different education levels catered for by training them skills in tailoring, shoe repairing among others.
“I urge you the community to join hands in having this project completed for it will help the community in a fight against criminality” Mr. Kasi noted.
“Most of the drop outs have since been ignored in the employment sector but once this project is done, such kinds of individuals can employ themselves and improve on the economic status of the country, “Mr. Kasi added.
Mr. Caleb Babihuga, the initiator of the project hailed the rotary clubs of kololo, Kiwatule and centenary bank for being helpful to the residents of Nyakinengo adding that its a form of corporate social responsibility that will help Ugandans start up small scale industries like the government has for a long term called for.