The State Minister for Gender Hon. Peace Mutuuzo who also doubles as the area woman Member of Parliament for Bunyangabu District has asked all chairpersons of Emyoga Saccos to rectify all the anomalies that could be existing in these Saccos before they get arrested.

Presiding over the Emyoga evaluation meeting that was held at Bunyangabu District on Monday, Hon. Mutuuzo asked the District Leaders to verify whether there are ghost beneficiaries in this program as a section of the community is alleging.

She went ahead to explain that Emyoga program is a presidential initiative whose main purpose is to help low income earners to boost their income and foster development in the country.

“It is so absurd when I hear allegations of ghost Saccos in the Emyoga Program, this program is supposed to help the low income earners to develop,” she said.

According to Hon Davis Kamukama the area Member of Parliament Bunyangabu District, the membership of certain Emyoga Saccos is questionable.

He says according to his findings from the field visit he carried out, some people who benefited from Emyoga Saccos do not do the line jobs which is contrary to the laws.

He thus asked the District Commercial Officer and the Emyoga focal Person at the District to correct any mess that could be in the program before things go out of hand.

According to Dominic Galimaka the Emyoga focal person Bunyangabu District, the District received Shillings 560Million which was distributed to 18 Saccos. All these Saccos were trained on how to effectively use this fund to improve on household income and foster development in the District.


Saturday, August 21, 2021