Anita Among, Speaker of the Parliament, has advised the nation’s young to create and register reliable groups if they want to take advantage of the government’s youth livelihood programs.
In order to improve the livelihoods of youth and other vulnerable groups, such as women, the government has set aside a lot of money through various programs, but Among says that because the intended beneficiaries are not organized, the money is not being used to its full potential.
If you want to fully benefit from the various development government programs, she pleaded with you to put politics aside and form SACCOS and developmental organizations.
On Sunday, September 10, several youth and savings organizations from the districts of Kamuli, Budiope, and Buyende met.
Among placed the House into recess on September 7, 2023, advising all lawmakers to use the 20 days to check on the progress of government initiatives.
At the event, which was hosted by local MP Moses Magogo in the Budiope East Constituency, Among donated sh50 million to various youth organizations including SACCOS.
She urged the group leaders, “I implore you all to use this money for the intended purpose and call upon you all to report all those who misuse and swindle this money for personal gain, to the authorities.”
President Museveni has been encouraged Ugandans to organize themselves and take advantage of government livelihood programs including the Youth Livelihood Fund (YLF), NAADS, Microfinance Fund, Emyooga, and Parish Development Model (PDM). This is one example of President Museveni’s wealth creation message being repeated.
As part of PDM, the most recent program, the government provides at least sh100 million in revolving funds to each of the country’s 10,694 parishes each fiscal year in an effort to transition roughly 39% of households from subsistence to commercial production.