Allan Aboce, the Kwania District Youth Livelihood Focal Point Person attributes the poor performance of the program to poor enterprise selection, lack of training on financial literacy, and selfishness.
leaders are struggling to recover more than 600 Million Shillings disbursed to
different groups under the Youth Livelihood Program-YLP.
In 2015, the
government through the Ministry of Gender, Labor, and Social Development
disbursed 700 Million Shillings meant for the program. However, of the 700
million disbursed to 191 youth groups, only 90 million shillings have been
the Kwania District Youth Livelihood Focal Point Person attributes the poor
performance of the program to poor enterprise selection, lack of training on
financial literacy, and selfishness.
“We have communicated …
Cue out: … to sit down.”//
Alex Ogwal Adyebo, Kwania LCV Chairperson says that some youths fled to other districts
after sharing the money.
blamed poor loan recovery on lack of financial literacy, saying the district
will follow up with the defaulters to recover the money.
“Wan obin omio …
Cue out: …the little we have.”//
Okwera, one of the project beneficiaries says that they were unable to service
the loan due to the induced lockdown that impacted greatly on their businesses.
He wants the district leadership to give a grace period to recover the money.
Another beneficiary who pleaded for anonymity for fear of being sidelined from
other government projects blamed poor loan recovery to high demand for
kickbacks by some of the district's top leadership.
However, Proscovia Acam, the Kwania Deputy Resident District Commissioner
encouraged the beneficiaries to mobilize themselves and refund the money. She
noted that other government projects like Emyooga are doing well unlike the