Minister Urges Support for Parish Development Model in Yumbe District

This call came after Yumbe district LC5 chairperson Abdulmutalib Asiku announced that the district had received sh9.1 billion from PDM.

Huda Oleru, Minister of State for Veteran Affairs, has asked Yumbe district inhabitants to support the Parish Development Model (PDM) initiative for social and economic development.

She made the remarks on Sunday, April 28, 2024, immediately after Yumbe district LC5 chairperson Abdulmutalib Asiku stated that the district has already received sh9.1 billion from PDM.

The minister had traveled to Yumbe to dedicate a Health Centre II maternity ward built by Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces engineers as part of this year’s Defence Forces Week.

The President announced the PDM initiative in February 2022. PDM is a government multi-sectoral poverty-reduction plan that aims to move 39% of households (3.5 million homes or 16.1 million Ugandans) from the subsistence economy (living hand to mouth) to the money economy.

In the fiscal year 2022/2023, the government granted shillings 100 million to each of the country’s 10,594 parishes to help the aforementioned Ugandans engage in commercially successful agriculture value chain firms.

The minister also announced that all West Nile Bank Front veterans had been authenticated and would be compensated beginning next week.

Oleru was accompanied by the UPDF’s chief of civil-military cooperation, Emmanuel Rwashande, who represented Chief of Defence Forces Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba, commander of the 4th Division, and the deputy director of defence public communication.

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