A successful youth leaders’ exchange visit registered on 14th July 2021 when Butuuro youths visited those of Rukiga
SACCO under the support of a Dutch organization, Agriterra. The youths were challenged to be patient in life and avoid quick money that may land them into trouble. The advice was yesterday sounded by Rev. Fr. Gaetano Batanyenda while addressing a delegation of Youths from Butuuro Financial services during their exchange visit to Rukiga Sacco. Fr. Gaetano who is the Rukiga Sacco founding chairman Board of Directors stressed that the youths these days want to get money by all means to the extent of stealing which may cause them problems. He also advised both SACCO management and Board members with lose hearts towards money to resign from their positions earlier and do other things instead of causing losses to the institutions they are entrusted to lead and govern.
A team of fifteen (15) youths leaders from Butuuro led by their Chairman, Mr. Kabakoreyo Derrick were in the company of SACCO Chairman Board, Chairperson Marketing & Human Resource committee, Madam Namara Caroline, Mr. Charles Rukaijakare who represented the General manager and the Marketing & Business Development Manager,. Mr. Agaba Evason.The youths were taken through a number of life skills by the SACCO founding Chairman Board, Fr. Gaetano Batanyenda, the Rukiga SACCO Chairman Board, Rev. Ivan Muhozi, Mr. Crescent Mugisha, the youth council Chairman Rukiga SACCO among other key presenters of the day.
The visit created youths a good platform to gain practical skills of doing different projects like piggery, pepper, irish, onions to mention but a few.
The visit ended with an assurance from Agriterra’s Manager in charge of SACCOs Mr. Abaho John Bosco that Agriterra is ready to fund their budgets as long as they come up with systematic activity plans from what was learnt. He therefore implored the youth to put what was learnt into practice as Agriterra is ready to offer the necessary support.