Mukwaya, who is on a working visit in Entebbe monitoring the two programmes also faulted the Town Clerk Katabi town council on failure to monitor all government employees meant to assist the local population on community development.
The Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development Janet
Mukwaya has faulted the community development officers in Entebbe municipality
and Katabi town councils for failing the implementation of the Youth Livelihood
Program and the Uganda Women Entrepreneurship Program.
Mukwaya, who is on a working visit in Entebbe monitoring the two
programmes also faulted the Town Clerk Katabi town council for failing to
monitor all government employees meant to assist the community on
While monitoring the Post Office Youth Boda Boda group on Friday, Mukwaya noted
that the youths and officials are ignorant of the programme, which has led to inefficiency.
Mukwaya questioned the competence of the Entebbe Municipal Council Community
Development officer Richard Ssekagiri on failure to educate the youths on how
to utilize the funds. Ssekagiri had earlier failed to explain to the minister the
success rate YLP in Entebbe municipality.
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Mukwaaya who visited six youth and women groups in Entebbe and Katabi town
council also wondered why several groups were given money less than what was they
For instance, Kwagalana women’s group that presented a business
plan of up to 10 million shillings received 4 million shillings.
Zulaika Katongole, the group chairperson says the funds were
limited and need additional funding.
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Other groups including the Kisa Kyamukama Piggery women’s group in Katabi town council
requested for 12 million but only received 7.6 million shillings.
Well as the recovery rate of the youth livelihood funds across the
country stands at 85% and at 75% of the Women Entrepreneurship groups, Mukwaya
says, Community Development Officers at all local government Units should
monitor the groups.
Entebbe Sub District has received up to 5.2 billion shillings
since the inception of the Youth Livelihood Program and the Uganda Women
Entrepreneurship in 2014.