The Zonal Manager, Micro Finance Support Center in Soroti, Simon Peter Egiriat says that said that each SACCO will each receive 30 million shillings while the elected SACCO leaders will get 50 million to boost their livelihoods as directed by the President’s Office.
51 Savings and Credit Cooperatives-SACCOs in Katakwi district have each
received 30 Million Shillings under the Presidential
Initiative on Job and Wealth Creation commonly known as Emyooga.
The Zonal Manager, Micro Finance Support Center in Soroti, Simon Peter Egiriat says
that each SACCO will each receive 30 million shillings
while the SACCO leaders will get 50 Million Shillings to boost their livelihoods as
directed by the President’s Office.
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Patrick Todi, the Katakwi District Commercial Officer says that only three
SACCOS are yet to get funding. They include Usuk Drivers SACCO and two
Journalists SACCOs in Toroma and Usuk Counties.
Todi revealed that the government allocated 1.5 Billion
Katakwi district and the money will be disbursed to 534 associations at the
parish and sub-counties across the district.
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Patrick Ekalet, the Chairperson of Ngariam Fisheries SACCO has applauded
government for the initiative and appealed to the beneficiaries to put the
money to better use.
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Emyooga is a Presidential initiative on job and wealth creation that targets 18
clusters including restaurants owners, Boda-Boda, women entrepreneurs,
carpenters, salon operators, journalists, People with
Disabilities, Fishermen, Mechanics, performing artist, taxi operators among
other. Each constituency is expected to receive 560 Million