In September last year, the company supplied over 300 bags of cassava cuttings from Masindi district to farmers in Palam Sub County. The inputs have since remained wasted at the sub-county headquarters.
The farmers who are getting seeds from Operation Wealth Creation, OWC, NUSAF 3 and partners are worried that their seeds might not get ample rains since they don’t have any means of opening land apart from using hand hoes.
Wilson Lopongo, the Amudat Town Council chairperson says a number of activities have been affected by the managers of the projects due to political influence from executive members of council. Citing Kamukon road works and tree project under NUSAF 3, Lopongo revealed that more than UGX 50 Million has not reached the beneficiaries yet it was withdrawn from the account early in January.
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.
Emmanuel Lapyem, the Kitgum District Education, Health and Community Based Services Secretary, says the Directorate of Projects in the Office of Prime Minister OPM released an indicative planning figure of Shillings 700 million for Kitgum to provide livelihood support to the affected families.
NUBSP is a 3-year pilot project designed to complement the ongoing phase 3 of the 450-billion-shillings Northern Uganda Social Action Fund NUSAF 3. NUSAF 3 is aligned to Government of Ugandas second National Development Plan, and the Peace, Recovery and Development Plan.