ABLEBTONG – The government has so far injected Shs 1.1 billion in the implementation of Emyooga Programme in Alebtong district.
The Emyooga Programme launched in 2019, is geared towards job and wealth creation in the country, with members under Emyooga SACCOs being the main beneficiaries.
Denis Hamson Obua, the government chief whip said the money financed 18 groups in Moroto -Subcounty and 18 in Ajuri Sub-county.
Closing a community sensitisation workshop organised by Equal Opportunities Commission [EOC], at the district headquarters last Friday, Obua said he would organise a meeting to assess the impact of the Emyooga Programme in the district.
Emyooga Programme is part of the broad government strategy targeting to transform 68 percent of homesteads from subsistence to market-oriented production with the overall objective of promoting job creation and improving household incomes.
The presidential initiative is centered on various 18 categories covering the majority of the hitherto, financially excluded Ugandans engaged in similar specialised enterprise categories covering salonists, welders, carpenters, drivers, and journalists among others.
Meanwhile, the sensitisation workshop organised by EOC was aimed at training different stakeholders such as Local council three chairpersons, parish chiefs, community development officers, and the elderly and disabled persons on their roles and responsibilities as far as the implementation of government programmes is concerned.
“You are here as disciples of Equal Opportunities Commission. Why don’t you go back and spread the message. Alebtong district will receive Shs 4.3 billion in the coming financial year for the seed secondary schools,” Obua said.
He added: “Under roads, we are receiving an additional Shs 1 billion.” He said the money will be used to open more roads in the district.
“I want to put the engineering team on notice that every little penny of this money must be accounted for. If our road equipment is not enough, we can borrow from another districts,” he said.
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