Youths in Kisoro district have been asked to embrace agri-business activities rather than waiting on white collar jobs that are simply not enough.
The call was made by the Kisoro district Gudie Leisure Farm (GLF) Agent, Amos Denis Byiringiro during the launch of GLF initiatives in Kisoro district at the Kisoro district headquarters.
Gudie Leisure Farm is a private entity operating in 27 districts of Uganda including Kisoro with the aim of transforming the youth, through teaching them farming and animal keeping basics.
According to Byiringiro, GLF can be described as a vehicle of transformation with an incubation program for the youth who are trained in white meat value chain among other agricultural related activities.
Byiringiro further pointed out that youth from 22 parishes in Kisoro district have benefitted from the trainings.
“It is high time the youth of Uganda turn their eyes to Agriculture instead of waiting on office jobs because they are simply not enough, instead they should focus on making money through white meat value chain”, Byiringiro explained
These include Rabbit, Pigs, Chicken and Fish.
He pointed out that it is possible for youth engaged in Agriculture to up to $1000 daily, if they remain focused and committed to their projects.
While launching a farmer service center at Kyapa trading center in Nyakabande Sub County, the Gudie Managing director, Gudula Naiga Basaza said the organization has recruited the support of Boda Boda operators, Hotel owners, supermarket owners and tour guide operators in order to build a market chain for the farm and animal produce of the youths in Kisoro district.
The Kisoro district deputy Resident District Commissioner Dan Ndikumwami welcomed Gudie Leisure farm initiatives into the district and commended them for the complimentary role to Government’s Operation Wealth Creation which is also boasting livelihoods at household level countrywide.
Facts about Gudie Leisure Farm Operations in Kisoro
GLF has its operations in 8 Sub counties of Busanza, Nyakabande, Nyarusiza, Northern/ Southern Muramba and has incubated 96 youth to train other youth in different fields.