Santo Otto Anywar, the Gulu City Welfare Officer and the Focal Point Person for Youth Livelihood Project say that of the 459 Million Shillings that was disbursed, only 143 million shillings was recovered.
The key budgetary priorities are Education department with the indicative planning figure of 13 billion shillings, Health with 4 billion, production 4 billion water and sanitation 1.9 billion, while finance and administration are projected at Shs5 billion.
Pacifici said EUs intention is to narrow the gap and ensure long lasting peace and security in the region. He said Agriculture specifically deserves more attention since despite the potential; it has not helped to reduce food security.
The Ministry of Gender, Labor and Social Development has regretted the continued negative beliefs on persons with disabilities in the country which hampers government interventions of poverty eradication and in integration of individuals with debilities in society.Wandera also criticized the limited access to social services by a number of PWDs like in public buildings which is utter deprivation and violation of their rights despite the enactment of Works and Housing Act 2014.
Through the scheme started in 2010, government offers a monthly allocation of 25,000 Shillings to senior citizens aged above 65 years. The program was piloted in 15 districts which were believed to be the most impoverished according to the Vulnerability Index Assessment.
Museveni said that womens economic empowerment is fundamental for strengthening womens rights and enabling them to have control over their lives. It entails supporting women to access economic resources and opportunities including jobs, financial services, property, productive assets, basic education, skills development and market information.
Maria Nate, a resident of Rupa Sub County, one of the worst hit areas across the region, says the unprecedented rain pattern has stirred misery in several homes. She explains that due to the erratic rains, most households have lost all the seeds initially preserved for the planting season.
As a result, some of the residents became suspicious and decided to consult Bruce Tushabe Nzabanita, the Coordinator of Volunteers Uganda, a non government Organization promoting Transparency and human rights in Lwengo.
The leaders say government has been promoting programs and creating special ministries in other regions like Northern Uganda, Luweero, Teso, Karamoja and Bunyoro, while Busoga region languishes in poverty.