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Parish Development Model Beneficiaries in Kibuku Protest Delayed Funding

The beneficiaries from seven parishes are yet to receive the funds. The Parishes include Kapyani in Nankodo sub county, Namawondo in Kibuku town council, Kadoto, in Bulangila town council, Kabusule in Nabiswa sub county, Nanoko parish in Lwatama sub county.
Leaders of Parish Development Model during a meeting tin bulangila town council

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The Parish Development Model beneficiary groups in Kibuku District are concerned about delays to release of funds for the program.

The program was launched by President Yoweri Museveni last year in Kibuku district. Under the PDM, each parish is supposed to receive 17 Million Shillings in this financial year. The money will be increased to 100 million shillings in the next financial year. 

However, the beneficiaries from seven parishes are yet to receive the funds. The Parishes include Kapyani in Nankodo sub county, Namawondo in Kibuku town council, Kadoto, in Bulangila town council, Kabusule in Nabiswa sub county, Nanoko parish in Lwatama sub county.  

Lovinsa Mugala, a treasurer of one of the groups in Bulangila town council says that they received an account number which makes them doubt whether they will receive the money three months after they were registered. 

Lugwere byte   //Cue in: “Tiba tuwaile account…  

Cue out…mutukobele ekitufu ekiyinle.”// 

Jackson Nabite, the Chairperson of SACCO in Kapyani parish says that he has been tasked by members to explain why they have not received the money.

Lugwere byte  

//Cue in: “Chova obona abataka…  

Cue out: …bateleza bintu chi”//  

At the beginning of this month, the budget committee of parliament raised queries over the Government's preparedness to implement the Model following a funding shortfall of Shillings 72.8 billion required to coordinate the program.

The Chairperson of the Committee on Public Service and Local Government informed the committee that there was a shortfall of 72.8 Billion Shillings required for effective implementation of the PDM in the financial year 2022/23.

The program aims at helping people from the parish level to increase their household incomes and join the middle-income status. The approach to development is envisaged under the National Development Plan 3, delivering services closer to the people and fostering economic development.


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