By Weswa Ronnie
As a way to boost the income generation of the school and students, students of Bukedi college Kachonga in Butaleja district have started producing cooking oil out of sunflower.
While speaking during the annual general meeting of old boys, Sarah Okumu the head of the school said that they have empowered students with skills on how to produce cooking from sunflowers and using machines they have provided them with.
She adds that the school is having vast land that students are using to grow sunflowers which are tuned into raw material.
Okumu also says that the purpose of coming up with this initiative was that they wanted students to start making money for themselves and the school through producing sun seed cooking the oil out of sunflower such that they don’t disturb parents with asking for small items like pocket money, books pens among others.
John David Kabasa the chairperson of the old boys association at Bukedi collage Kachonga praised students and the school administrator for coming up with such a wonderful idea.
He urged the government to support the students by providing them with more powerful machines such that they can produce cooking oil in large quantities for supply outside Butaleja to earn more revenue and employ more youths.
Moses Nagwomu Nsamba the legislator of Bunyole east also an old boy of Bukedi college Kachonga promised to access offices of Uganda National burial of standards to confirm their cooking oil and stamp on it such that they can sell their cooking oil National wide to get more money.
He urged other schools to emulate the same program such that students can make money while at school using school land.
Julius Basoga one of the students expressed his happiness and said that this has helped him to access money to buy scholastic materials like books, pens rather than asking from his parents.