NAPE BOARD CHAIR HAILS COMMUNITY RADIO FOR ITS GREAT ROLE IN AMPLIFYING COMMUNITY VOICES IN BUNYORO SUB REGION

The NAPE Board Chairperson, Dr. Ephraim Nuwagaba, has hailed Community Green radio for playing a great role in amplifying the voices of marginalized communities and promoting awareness on environmental conservation campaigns in Bunyoro Region.


During the NAPE Annual General Meeting that was held on 17th November this year at Florida Hotel, Dr. Nuwagaba says the radio has become unique in the region for focusing on issues of worldwide concern such as human rights and environmental conservation. He also noted that it was a big achievement to be recognized by Bunyoro Kingdom for supporting the kingdom programs.


“For those of you who are not in Bunyoro, you have missed a lot. The radio has done a tremendous achievement for fulfilling the main objective of conserving the environment and fighting for people’s rights,” Nuwagaba noted while addressing the General Assembly.


The NAPE Executive Director, Mr. Frank Muramuzi urged community members working with NAPE to be self-driven in protecting the natural resources so that the work can be reflected in the actions.


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NAPE’S SUSTAINABILITY SCHOOL EDUCATOR TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL TO FIGHT FOR WOMEN’S RIGHTS

58 year old Lucy Ongera from Rwamutonga Village in Bugambe Sub County has expressed her interest to go back to school to ably fight for women’s rights in her area.


Ongera, a Sustainability Educator representing women in Rwamutonga and also a women representative at local council one, says she will enroll in primary six next year to improve on her reading and writing skills and also be able to read and understand English better.


She says she came up with the idea after attending several NAPE trainings where she encountered women who can express their ideas in English very well. She says this will help her to read and interpret the laws and literature on women’s rights most of which are written in English.


“I dropped from primary six because of school fees but now I see the implication. NAPE has exposed me, we meet different women in NAPE trainings who are able to speak and write English. I want to be like them. I will be able to read the laws related to women’s rights and help other women to understand,” says Ongera.


Ongera is among the people who were evicted by land grabbers in Rwamutonga to pave way for to an oil waste treatment plant in 2014 and are coming back to life after returning back to their land following over two years in the internally displaced camp.


During the interaction with Community Radio, other women also expressed interest to go back to school given chance though they identified some of the restraining factors as family responsibilities, lack of school fees and age.


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