We shall arrest EMYOGA Defaulters -RDC
The RDC of Bunyangabu District Mr.Joshua Kisembo Masereka has promised to arrest EMYOGA beneficiaries who are defaulting in payment.
Speaking during a training that had been organized at the District headquarters on Thursday to explain to EMYOGA beneficiaries about the project ,Mr Masereka observed that there's a complaint that Sacco members are not remitting funds as it is supposed to be and that the savings are so minimal.
"I'm aware that most of you signed a commitment form for paying back these funds, why aren't you paying back, "he asked adding that he will not hesitate to arrest whoever is a Defaulter for this program.
According to John Tulinawe the EMYOGA Regional coordinator for Tooro sub region, the funds received under this project are revolving and as such, members who benefited are supposed to pay back in order for other groups to benefit.
He also explained that EMYOGA funds are supposed to help business men and women grow their businesses without paying those exorbitant fees for the banks and money lenders.
However,Tumwijukye Julius, one of the beneficiaries who were in the training claimed that majority of the beneficiaries are not paying back the money because they imagined that EMYOGA was an appreciation token from the president.
"These funds came during presidential campaigns and most of us thought, this was a motivational factor to vote," he said