Savings and Credit Cooperative Organization-SACCOs in Mukono district is yet to recover funds that were disbursed to
beneficiaries under the Emyooga program.
The district registered 1,093 associations forming 51 Saccos in Mukono North,
Mukono South and Nakifuma County. Each of the Saccos received 30 Million
Meeting Members of Parliament assessing the impact of the program,
the Principal Commercial Officer Beatrice Owembabazi said that none of the
associations has returned the money.
According to Owembabazi, the three counties in February received 1.6 Billion
Emyooga was launched in 2019 aiming at creating jobs and improving household
incomes of Ugandans in various categories including the Boda Boda riders, journalists,
taxi drivers, restaurant owners, artists, welders among others. The program is
a revolving fund and the repayment period is six months.
Kenneth Ntege, the District Commercial Officer says some of the associations who
borrowed the money were disrupted by the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. He
also said that the ban on public transport also hindered the movement of commercial
officers to monitor the program.