leaders in Apac District have come under the spotlight for defaulting Emyooga
Emyooga, the government sought to support 18 categories of associations,
namely: Boda Bodas, women entrepreneurs, welders, taxi operators, fishermen,
journalists, veterans, performing artists, and elected leaders among others.
In Apac District of the 36 groups that received 1.120 Billion Shillings, 360 Million Shillings have so far been saved but only 40 million has been recovered with politicians topping
the lists of defaulters.
after the District Commercial Officer James Ebony Oyuru petitioned the Resident
District Commissioner demanding an intervention to recover the money. In his
letter dated December 6, Oyuru says dozens of the Sacco members took the
money but didn’t refund it.
Azabu, the Apac Deputy Resident District Commissioner has now embarked on a
name and shame approach, a move he believes will help in recovering the money.
“The following Saccos …
Cue out: …
to the beneficiaries.”//
He says they
will soon launch out special monitoring to follow up on the defaulters.
“We shall have …
Cue out: … from the Saccos.”//
Edwong, a member of Apac Municipal Political Leaders’ SACCO, also one of the
Municipal leaders whose bicycle was impounded for defaulting the loan, appealed to
other beneficiaries of Emyooga to follow their repayment schedules to avoid
//Cue in: “An onwo agamo …
Cue out: … bino gamo opika.”//
District LCV Chairman Odongo Asante blames the poor recovery of the Emyooga fund for
lack of financial literacy and poor design of the project from the onset.
Odongo suggests that the leaders be given a grace period to repay the money.