Denis Onyon, the Agoro Sub County LC 3 Chairperson told URN that government spent over Shillings 27 billion to rehabilitate the scheme but there is very little impact. Onyon disclosed that beneficiaries of the scheme feel that it hasnt met its objectives.
Started in 2003, IFMS is aimed at improving access to specific financial information, easy trend analysis of fiscal operations, real time reconciliation of data and accurate disclosure of financial position among others.
The 184 billion shillings five-year project follows a request for funding to refugee-hosting districts by the government. The funding will be directed towards rehabilitation and construction of urban roads and associated infrastructure, solid waste management, water and sewer extensions as well as urban economic infrastructures like markets and slaughterhouses.
Quirino Olum, the Orom sub county LC 3 chairperson and Vice Chairperson of LC 3 chairpersons Association, warned the CAO that they will not grant audience to the new officer when he attempts to visit NUSAF III project beneficiaries.
A letter obtained from Kitgum district headquarters authored by Mukula Muhamad on behalf of the Principle Human Resources Officer reveals that one of the requirements for payment of salaries is supplier number which is created by The Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development.
The report observes that a one-shot stimuli to growth in the last decade could have helped Ugandan agriculture and promoted significant poverty alleviation, but likely will not be able to provide the same level of continued stimulus for new growth.
According to Kasaija, the World Bank forced the government to accept this loan. When the government started dragging its feet, World Bank warned that it would be hard for Uganda to get support for other projects.