Racheal Kyte

Kayonza – Rachel Kyte, the Vice President of Sustainable Development at the World Bank, has commended activities of Nyagatovu Model Village.

The official, who toured various project at the village, yesterday joined hundreds of residents and local leaders in community work to plant vegetables.

She told the residents that the World Bank will continue supporting them in their efforts to develop agriculture and basic infrastructure.

“Our job is to help you get water, electricity and nutrition so that you feed well …it is all about helping each generation in this village to live longer and better,” she said.

She addd that the activities and projects in the model village set a very good example for all developing countries.

“We have seen your house and all things you do …it is great! Biogas, kitchen garden, green house, livestock, and electrification just tells big story.

We have great expectations that you can do great things with all these resources. We shall carry it in our memory wherever we go. I have no doubt that you will succeed,” she noted.

Enock Byabashaija, the Coordinator of model villages in the Province, told The Sunday Times that Nyagatovu village has transformed people’s living standards.

He said the average income of each family had drastically risen, hence improving their livelihoods and lifestyles.

“The issue of land fragmentation was put to halt…basic infrastructure like schools and health centres are accessible in the village. Mixed farming practiced here, has allowed the necessary recycle to take place,” he said.

Jeannette Kagoyire, a resident of Nyagatovu, said residents were grateful to the government support.

“We were taught how to plant vegetables and tomatoes in a very economic manner. Our children get essential nutrients…they also use the cheap electricity we have to do their revision after school. We are vry happy living here,” she said.

By Stephen Rwembeho, The New Times

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