The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, has pledged to support women groups in Namayingo to access loans from the Microfinance Support Centre.
“If the money is not more than shs100 million, there is no need for security such as land titles, car logbooks etc. I will talk to the Microfinance support Centre to fund your projects,” Kadaga said.
The Speaker’s remarks followed concerns raised by members of the Namayingo NRM Women League through their Chairperson, Florence Odwori, about access to credit facilities.
Odwori said banks require land titles or car logbooks, which they do not have, before they are offered loans.
She added that Namayingo, which is in Busoga region, is lagging behind in terms of development projects and opportunities, which come to area.
The Speaker offered to link Namayingo Women Groups to Nawanyago Technical Institute in Kamuli to train them in making reusable sanitary towels to address the issue of girls missing school every month because they cannot afford sanitary pads.
The women commended the Speaker for her efforts in promoting girl child education and improving maternal health in the region.
Namayingo District Member of Parliament, Hon. Mukisa Hope, advised the women groups to steer away from divisive politics and concentrate on developmental projects.
She also urged the people of Namayingo not to be alienated by the change of the UNRA ferry route. Initially, the ferry plied from Lugala to Dolwe but UNRA changed its route from Lugala to Bukana, and this created friction between the beneficiary communities.