The Soroti City Woman MP also Vice Chairperson Teso Parliamentary Group Joan Alobo Acom has supported over 10 different groups of women in Soroti city with 40 embroidery machines.
The support is aimed at helping the women to raise their household incomes and livelihood. The benefiting groups included the child mothers, school dropouts and widows spread throughout the city.
Micheal Ochola the head of Arapai School dropouts and child mother’s skills association in Soroti City west commended Alobo for the support she has rendered to the vulnerable women in his group.
Arapai School dropouts and child mothers association has a total of 80 girls who are undergoing a skills course in tailoring.
Isaac Asaku the Secretary for Works Soroti City Council during the handover of the sewing machines in Dokolo Church of Uganda on Sunday morning commended the area MP for the work she was doing aimed at transforming women and youths through skills training.
He asked the groups that received sewing machines to use them for the intended purpose as they train more youths and women in their communities.
Juliet Ipagi the deputy Mayor Soroti City also asked the beneficiaries to be transparent, cooperative and desist from selling the donated equipment since they are intended at uplifting their standards of living.
Ipagi said she is pleased that the MP is creating a positive impact on youths and young women in the community.
In her speech Mp Alobo said that she has come as a rescue to teenage mothers to enable them also find money through tailoring in order to supplement their daily income.
She said the project will keep going across all the wards in the city while encouraging other groups to write to her office for support in various income generating activities.
Alobo asked group members to own the sewing machines and protect the tailoring machines from thieves so that they can fulfill their intended targets.
The MP on the other hand called on the government to find supportive programs aimed at uplifting the people of Teso from poverty noting that programs like Youth livelihood program, Emyooga and Parish Development Model cannot change the people’s livelihoods.