BBT empowerment programme bears fruits

YOUTH who have joined the Building a Better Tomorrow (BBT) initiative in the livestock programme under the training of Livestock Training Agency (LITA) have started to taste the fruits of their work after selling 310 cows they fattened for three months.

This came to light during the recent visit by the Minister for Livestock and Fisheries, Mr Abdallah Ulega at the training centrer located at Kikulula area in Karagwe District, Kagera Region.

Speaking on behalf of fellow youth, Salum Husidicheki said so far they have sold 310 cows in two phases, whereby in the first phase they sold 150 cows before selling 160 cows during the second phase.

“We managed to sell our cattle at an average price not less than six hundred and fifty thousand (650,000) and in those sales the profit for each cow is not less than ninety thousand (90,000),” he said.

He also took the opportunity to thank the sixth phase government led by President, Dr Samia Suluhu Hassan for enabling them to get the training opportunity, adding that, as youth, they believe that through such training they will be able to have the commercial breeding knowledge and improve their income.

Minister for Livestock and Fisheries, Mr Abdallah Ulega congratulated them for the milestone achieved so far, adding that it is a vivid indication that the training was appropriate and fruitful.

He added that the vision and mission of President Samia is to make BBT a nationwide programme and make sure that youths play a vital role in productivity by using local resources.

“We want you to be the ambassadors of the change we seek in the livestock sector by implementing the knowledge you have acquired in this program, the target is to ensure growth in the livestock business,” he said.

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