Museveni buys Wandegeya shoes at Shs200,000

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Museveni buys shoes at Shs200,000 to support small scale dealers

President Yoweri Museveni has bought a pair of shoes at Shs200,000 to support struggling entrepreneurial youth who sell retail goods on Wandegeya streets.

Lindah Nabusayi, the presidential press secretary, said Museveni was Friday launching the Presidential Initiative on Skilling the Girl-Child project in Wandegeya, a Kampala suburban trade centre.

The launch of the ‘Presidential Initiative on Skilling the Girl Child Project’ took place at Subway, next to Crested Towers.

The Presidential initiative on skilling girl child includes training for six months free meals and transport all free.


The president then visited projects by girl children ad commended them for their hard work.

He visited a Bakery and Confectionary section, hairdressing salons, embroidery and shoe-makers, among others.

Museveni then took time off to shop for shoes in buying a pair at Shs200,000 before launching the initiative.

He also stepped inside a women’s hair salon and interacted with women on the job.

Under the presidential initiative to skill girls, the tailors also make reusable pads, easy to clean and maintain.

Museveni’s initiative on skilling targets vulnerable girls in urban centres aged between 16 and 30 years.

He reminded leaders to focus on issues that affect people at grassroots but that “they are defiant and greedy”.

“That is why I decided to get down myself.”