RUKIGA- Ugx 25 million for 30 Parish Development Modal (PDM) SACCOs has so far been wired to SACCOs accounts in Rukiga District.
This was revealed by Asiimwe John the Rukiga district Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) during the District budget conference for the financial Year 2023/2024 at Rukiiko hall.
In his report Asiimwe said that on the schedule to implementation of Parish Development Modal activities, over 601 Enterprise groups have been formed and trained ahead of having 30 PDM SACCOs fully registered.
He further said that in the financial Year 2022/23, each of the 30 SACCOs in Rukiga District have received UGX 25 million, 12 PDM SACCOs which had received UGX 17 million and another 1 SACCO which received Ugx 9.1 million in FY 2021/22 all totaling to UGX 963, 177, 269 by October 2022.
Speaking to www.theinformerug.com, the chairperson Rukiga district Robert Kakwereere said that it’s true the monies are on the SACCOs accounts waiting for the members to hold their 1st Annual general meeting as it is among the regulation of the cooperatives before money is withdrawn for development purposes.
The Rukiga District Deputy Resident Commissioner Zadoch Kamusiime said that at times their hands are tied to handle some of the things at the district level waiting for the central government to imprimment.
Kamusiime also highlighted that there are very many service delivery gaps at the sub county levels where a lot of money is spent but nothing much is done.
The Deputy RDC asked the sub county and town council Chairpersons to get their books of accounts ready as they may at times ascend to the those levels to check BOQs, Quarterly work plans and their bank statements and others.
Speaking on behalf of the Rukiga District development partners, the Western Uganda he international Crane foundation (ICF) field officer Phionah Orishaba appreciated the Rukiga district local government for always responding to their call and supporting the foundation in every aspect.
Among other development partners represented was; Action For Development (ACFODE), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), ROTOM Uganda, the National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO) among others.