Kabale women embrace winemaking to boost their income |

By Moses Agaba


A group of fifteen members of Bigaaga Organic Wine Group in Mushenyi (A) Bigaaga Parish, Butanda Sub-County in Ndorwa West County in Kabale District under the support of David Bahati the Minister of Commerce, industry and cooperatives (industry) through microfinance support center The Kigezi region branch has embarked on wine brewing as a means of increasing household income.

Patrick Akankwasa, president of the Bigaaga Organic Wine group, explains that the group started in September 2018 with 10 members with the aim of promoting savings, credit and agricultural activities in the region.

Akankwasta said the group was started by the Ndorwa West Women’s Development Association which deals with potato farming, after a section of men developed an interest in joining the association. with the same program.

He said the association lacks sufficient funds to raise the cost of production due to the high demand for wine in the region.

He also cited the lack of land for expansion and the market hampered by the inevitable means of transport in the region and the soaring prices of raw materials and fuel which have hampered the culture of savings in the group.

He called on the government to find possible ways to allow cross-border trade to return to the Katuna border and also to reduce fuel prices to enable farmers in deep villages and businessmen to facilitate transportation in the region for the benefit of society.

Tuhumure Boaz, Area Manager of the Microfinance Support Center in Kigezi, implored the group members to embrace unity and increase savings to have plenty of savings as they have sources that can bring them back. money to grow and develop the group.

Ndorwa West Women Development Association coordinator Patience Tusiime Nalongo asked the government to always help in giving early warnings about climate change as there are meteorologists who have expertise in climate forecasting.

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