By Ssebuufu Banabakintu
The office of the President has boasted the progress of Mubende district youth farmers with more than Shs176 Million to kick start passion fruit growing projects.
Godfrey Longer, the in charge of youth affairs in the office of the president who officiated the function said that this amount will be used to procure 176,150 passion fruits seedlings and shared to 3,523 youth farmers from 11 Sub Counties.
Mr. Longer asked beneficiaries to have the best accountability, generate income that will see them and other youth have more future government aids in terms of grants.
The State minister for Kampala and Mubende District Woman Legislator Benny Namugwanya Bugembe appealed to the youths to utilize the funds appropriately for them to tap into more opportunities from government, generate income and alleviate poverty.
Florence Beyunga, the Mubende Resident District Commissioner announced operations that will see government programs such as Youth Livelihood, Operation Wealth Creation, and Women Fund progressing.
She however, warned youth who opt farming to games of chance to stop immediately before they are dealt with.