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Two anti-poaching groups in Kasese receive financial support

By Editor

Two groups of children belonging to the ex-poachers that surround the Queen Elizabeth National Park in Kasese district have received shillings three million as a revolving fund from the Gender Women Development Association based in Germany. 

The donation is aimed at helping the youths to carry out small scale businesses as an alternative source of income so that they are curtailed from going back to the park for illegal poaching activities. 

The beneficiaries are those whose parents either died from the park or those who have dropped out of school because of financial constraints.

Others include those who would want to sensitize the masses about the dangers of getting involved into the poaching activities.

Enock Mirerembu, the Ambassador for Children Conservation Project against Poaching says they decided to support the two groups including Buffalo and Elephant, both from the Railway Ward of the Central Division in Kasese Municipality because they were ready to utilize the funds for the purpose it was meant.

He, however, adds that they are planning to give other groups including Lion A and B in Kinyateke village in Kahokya sub-county and Kitabu village in Kitabu sub-county respectively.

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