Some claim that most of their members are illiterate, yet all the money request forms are written in English, and they lack timely guidance from the project supervisors and so they hired local government employees to fill these forms for them at a fee of 50,000 Shillings per form.
According to Naswagi, the group has been collecting revenue in the taxi park for a couple of months, which has impacted negatively on local revenue mobilisation. He explained that when the Municipality tried to kick the group from the Taxi Park, the Senior Presidential Adviser on Political Affairs, Moses Byaruhanga wrote to the Town Clerk to back off.
They explained to the legislator how they have been surviving on the streets and employing several youths. The vendors also claimed that they had moved far away from the road reserve but were surprised to see a tractor destroying their businesses.
Each of the sub counties received 15 saving boxes for distribution to youth groups in their area. Innocent Omogo, the In Charge of NCBA CLUSA Uganda in Kole District, says the saving boxes will help the members to keep their savings safely.