According to Muhindo, she launched investigations into the management of PDM funds after receiving complaints from the beneficiaries implicating Gumisiriza and some civil servants of soliciting bribes from them during registration.
The suspects who are currently detained at Kaliro Central Police Station include Chief Administrative Officer Samuel Bigirwa, District Education Officer Edward Kamaga and the Parish Development Model-focal person, Fred Mbalumya.
Last month, Luwero district deployed 386 data collectors equipped with smartphones to collect basic information in 101 parishes about households under the Parish Based Management Information System ahead of the implementation of the PDM program.
Patrick Muyobu, the Chairperson of Kimanya Ward in Kimanya-Kabonera City Division, says that without close physical addresses in terms of offices that are close to the beneficiaries, the program is bound to face due to lapses in its monitoring.
The State Minister for Gender Labor and Social Development Peace Mutuuzo says under the parish development model implementation, the government is strengthening the parish level to act as a theater of development and this means giving more responsibilities to parish chiefs.
Mathias Mpuuga Nsamba, the Leader of Opposition in Parliament who also doubles the Nyendo-Mukungwe Division MP in Masaka city faulted the government for what he describes as inefficiencies, which may lead to misuse of program funds.
Key among the activities is the recruitment of Parish Chiefs, establishment and training of Parish Development Committees, set up of the Community Information System (CIS) and mobilization of the masses at lower government level.