Releasing the findings on Wednesday, Muhammed Ahamed Sharrif, a social researcher and principal investigator on the study, said they selected a rural and urban sub county in each of the districts where respondents would be asked questions in group discussions and individual interviews between January and October.
one percent of the people involved in the Operation Wealth Creation-OWC are dissatisfied,
a new study by Kabarole Research and
Resource Center has revealed.
covered Kabarole, Kyegegwa, Kyenjojo, Kasese, Bundibugyo, Bunyangabu, Kamwenge
and Ntoroko districts in Rwenzori region involving 512 households.
study was meant to establish citizen’s perceptions about their involvement in
According to the study, majority of the respondents
were not consulted on what they were really interested in doing or where they
were going to do it.
needed was to buy the registration forms, present a national Identity card and
connections to those heading the programme.
Releasing the findings on Wednesday,
Muhammed Ahamed Sharrif, a social researcher and principal investigator on the
study, said they selected a rural and urban sub county in each of the districts
where respondents would be asked questions in group discussions and individual interviews
between January and October.
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The respondents were also asked whether they are
satisfied with the Youth Livelihood programme and the Women Entrepreneurship
He said that whereas the responses were quite similar since many
beneficiaries said they received funds or supplies, there was never any follow
up by authorities as regards implementation.
Only 33% of the respondents were satisfied with
the OWC programme with many respondents, saying they were never followed up to
monitor progress or receive any agriculture extension workers to offer them
advice on how to progress.
Sharrif said, complained of late delivery of supplies, some of them outside the
season, which rendered them useless.
out of the 45 percent of the respondents, who benefited from the For the Youth
Livelihood programme, said they were dissatisfied with the programme.
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Reacting to the findings, Fort Portal
Municipality MP and member of the Local Governments Committee in parliament,
Alex Ruhunda, said the fact that people
who get OWC supplies never get technical advice is a surprise provided that
government has been recruiting agriculture extension workers.
said recently districts also received motorcycles for extension workers and
diaries where they should note their findings in the
field. For him, this study should be a wake up call for government to always
include a package for training along such programmes.
the youth livelihood programme he says already parliament had proposed that
there should be a package for training to be used along with the dispersed