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Lt. Gen. Nalweyiso Advocates Against Politicization of Skills Projects

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During a graduation event for tailoring trainees in Mukono District, Lt. Gen. Proscovia Nalweyiso called on leaders to refrain from politicizing skills training initiatives. She stressed that these programs are free and intended for all Ugandans regardless of political affiliation.

Graduates at Nalweyiso Technical academy in Ntawo, Goma Sub-county, Mukono District cutting cake on Saturday, June 8, 2024

Lt. Gen. Proscovia Nalweyiso, Adviser to the President of Uganda on military matters, has urged local and political leaders to refrain from politicizing skills projects, whether privately or government-funded. She emphasized that these projects are intended to benefit all Ugandans.

Speaking at a ceremony on Saturday, June 8, 2024, in Ntawo, Goma Sub-county, Mukono District, where over 50 individuals received training in tailoring, Nalweyiso highlighted the inclusive nature of these initiatives. She remarked that the political affiliations of individuals should not be a barrier to their participation in such opportunities.

“Before envisioning the establishment of this institution, I believed I could assist people individually, a method that proved ineffective. Through initiatives like this, I can impact over 100 lives annually by providing skills training,” Nalweyiso stated.

Trainees from Nalweyiso Technical academy showing their tailoring skills

She cautioned local leaders against extorting money from participants to join the program, asserting, “I wish to clarify today that the training offered by the academy is free of charge, aimed at uplifting the lives of Ugandans.”

Nalweyiso also mentioned that she is enjoying her retirement and has no aspirations for any political position, urging that no one should obstruct the peace that the NRM has established.

The Mukono District Resident Commissioner, Hon. Fatuma Ndisaba Nabitaka, commended the graduates for dedicating eight months to acquire a new skill and applauded Lt. Gen. Nalweyiso for her selfless service and commitment to community development during her retirement.

Ritah Achieng, a family counselor in Mukono District, praised the program for its inclusivity, serving individuals aged 16 and above, both married and single. She noted a decrease in domestic violence cases reported from Ntawo village due to the program.

Each graduate received start-up capital of UGX 500,000 and a sewing machine.

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