Project to fund small scale businesses

GICUMBI – The Rural Small Scale Enterprise Promotion Project (PPPMER), an agency in the trade ministry has committed to finance bee keeping and sewing projects in Gicumbi District.

GICUMBI – The Rural Small Scale Enterprise Promotion Project (PPPMER), an agency in the trade ministry has committed to finance bee keeping and sewing projects in Gicumbi District.

The Northern Province coordinator of PPPMER, Laurent Nsengiyumva, revealed this while addressing participants attending a two-day workshop at Byumba Anglican Church (EER), on Thursday.

“Each province has been asked to identify quick income generating projects which will receive funding and training support for this second phase of PPPMER, which runs from July 2004 to the end of 2011,” said Nsengiyumva, adding that bee keeping, sewing, masonry and farming of improved seeds, have been identified as the viable businesses which could receive funding.

Participants at the workshop included representatives of sector cooperatives societies, agronomists, and bankers.

The district official in-charge of planning, Tharcisse Nzayiramya, who represented Mayor Bonane Nyangezi at the workshop, called upon participants to observe professionalism and honesty while carrying out the projects.

“This is necessary to built confidence… and attract more support for future income generating projects,” he said.
He advised project beneficiaries to make regular reports to the district, so as to enable monitoring.

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