BUSHENYI: Hon. Justine Brusadi, the speaker Bushenyi district council has ordered area District Commissioner Officer (DCO) and Resident District Commissioner (RDC) to investigate on the delayed release of Emyooga funds in the district.
SpeakerBrusadi issued orders on Friday during a council sitting in which councillors raised concerns over the subject.
The councillors expressed worries on why the programme beneficiaries are not receiving the money meant for their funds.
Douglas Mucunguzi, one of the councillors told the house that it has been three months since the registered groups were told to deposit money on their group accounts as initial deposits hopping to get funds to use in their projects but up to today, they have not received any single amounts.
“Its so unfortunate that the beneficiaries sacrificed their little capital and saved it on Emyooga accounts but have not received any coin.” Mucunguzi said.
However, the speaker tasked the DCO, David Byamukama to to work with the office of the RDC, Jolly Tibemanya to make thorough findings on the delays and sort out the issue with immediate effect.
Emyooga is a presidential initiative aimed at creating jobs and improving household incomes Ugandans in the Boda Boda industry, taxi drivers, restaurant owners, welders, market vendors, women entrepreneurs, youth, persons with disabilities, journalists, performing Artistes, veterans, fishermen and elected leaders among others was launched in August 2019.
These are required to form groups and register as a SACCO through which funds will be wired on to their accounts.
Since then, over 6354 SACCOs have been registered with the Microfinance Support Centre-MSC to access the funds. It is believed that only 700 groups with a certificate of registration from the ministry of trade have been granted access to the funds.