Micro projects in Kapelebyong impressive - OPM

Ageutu Farmers Field saving and credit group with their cattle on Monday
Jessica Apio, the DCDO (right) with Okoona Women and youth savings and credit group members on Monday

The marvelous success stories reported by micro projects groups in Kapelebyong district have impressed the Officer of Prime Minister (OPM) officials.

The OPM officials lead by Jacob Daafah, a consultant visited at least six groups of youth and women in Kapelebyong district on July 8, 2024, who had received financial grants in 2021/2022.

Among the groups visited were; Akunyuko Nyada Ebumakinos Women’s group – dealing in goat rearing, Okoona Women and youth savings and credit group - engaged in goat rearing, Ageutu Farmers Field saving and credit group – cattle rearing and Amunokinos community savings and credit group – dealing in goat rearing.

The team also visited Alwenya B Youth savings and credit group – dealing in goat rearing and Alakaros Farmers field group – engaged in cattle rearing. Other projects visited were Akworo valley tank in Akore Town Council and a four-class room block with an office, together with five stance pit latrines at Obalanga Comprehensive Secondary school.

“All these groups are impressive. We are excited by their excellence in poverty eradication attempts,” the excited Daafah, expressed.

He said that the success from groups demonstrates the power of working in groups.

Jessica Apio, the Kapelebyong district community development officer expressed that the success registered in micro projects gives a great impression to the efforts of mindset change campaign.

According to her, the community development officers at the sub county level have scored high in-service delivery especially mobilising groups to embrace poverty eradication at household level.

Peter Alobai, the clerk to council who was representing the chief administrative officer for Kapelebyong, thanked the OPM for choosing to toe the line of working with women and youth.

According to him, tremendous success stories of micro projects in the district, signify the need to expand the support to other groups.

“We appreciate OPM for the support and seek for more of it,” Alobai said.

He confirmed that OPM has injected over Shs240m to micro projects in Kapelebyong district with each group receiving a minimum of shs4.9m, since 2021/2022 financial year. He also added that Obalanga Compressive Secondary School was supported with shs249m.

The beneficiaries expressed gratitude to the OPM, pledging to passionately work harder to improve their household livelihoods.

By Emmanuel Opio

Communication Officer

Kapelebyong District Local Government