By Weswa Ronnie
The government of Uganda under the Ministry Of Gender, Labor, and Social Development has officially launched the distribution of the Parish Development Model (PDM) revolving fund.
The national exercise was held on Monday 20th February, 2023 at Kibuku playground located in the Kibuku district located, eastern Uganda.
While speaking during the launch, Javelin Kalisa, the Deputy National Coordinator of the Parish Development Model program said that the giving of money to parish-level SACCOs kicked off yesterday country-wide.
She said that the government launched the exercise from Kibuku because the President launched the PDM programs from there and it’s the district with a high number of SACCOs.
Kilasa also says the government has given Kibuku district 2.3 billion shillings in this first phase to give 1500 beneficiaries who have different projects like poultry, piggery, coffee growing, and fisheries.
The deputy coordinator also says that most of the members from different SACCOs will be getting their money the whole of this week from Banks they opened accounts from.
Michael Mbayo, the Kibuku PDM Focal person expressed his happiness with the government launching the exercise from kibuku saying that people should use this money to fight poverty in their homes.
He urged the beneficiaries to use that money in the projects they proposed because they will not be allowed to change to other project.
Eva Kwesiga, the Resident District Commissioner of Kibuku district has warned the people who have got this money against misusing it like what they did with other government programs that include Emyooga, Youth Livelihood Program.