By Peter Seebulime
Kampala: The Executive Director for the Institute for Social Transformation Miss Joyce Namirimu Tamale has vowed to stand as a bridge between women and their development, especially those working in Markets around Uganda
Namirimu revealed this on Monday during the National Market Women Entrepreneurs Symposium that was held at the Uganda Manufacturers Association (UMA) grounds in Lugogo.
Namirimu said that “A total of 253 women have been trained in financial literacy to enable them gain financial knowledge that will help them manage their businesses well. The women were got from markets of Nakawa, Serelino, Kalerwe, Kabale, Arua, Mbarara, Masaka, Busia, Ntinda and many others.”
She added that “They introduced a market gender application that has helped many women get easier access to markets where they sell their goods.
‘’When you want tomatoes, now you can just go to the App and then request for the amount of tomatoes you need, a boda-boda will just bring them to your door step,” Namirimu noted.
She thus urged government to give women in markets support like the way it has arranged programs for the youths.
The traders commended the Institute of Social Transformation upon training them on how to improve the working environment of their jobs to make it more attractive, leadership skills and customer care, all which would elevate their source of income.
Some of the beneficiaries of the programme are Joan Makati and Goretti Nannyonjo, who were awarded certificates being hardworking and exemplary among other women in the informal sector.