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Ministry of Gender: Women, Youth Fund Registering Success

Bigirimana says that under the women entrepreneurship fund, out of the 4.2 billion shillings that were distributed, 2.7 billion shillings has been recovered.
Minister Florence nakiwala kiyingi and PS Pius Bigirimana handing over computers and motorbikes to support the implementation of YLP and UWEP. Bigirimana says the two programmes are steadily progressing despite challenges.

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The Ministry of Gender, Labour, and Social Development says the Youth Livelihood Programme and the Uganda Women Entrepreneurship Programme -UWEP have so far registered success.

Pius Bigirimana, the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Gender Permanent Secretary, says that some of the challenges that were affecting the two programs have been addressed.

Bigirimana made the remarks while handing over motorcycles and computers to Chief Administrative Officers and projects' focal persons from all districts. 

He says that under the women entrepreneurship fund, out of the 4.2 billion shillings that were distributed, 2.7 billion shillings has been recovered.

According to Bigirimana, out of the 30.3 billion shillings that were dispersed to different groups under the YLP, 18.6 billion shillings has been recovered.  

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He notes that significant progress has also been registered in the number of beneficiaries.

Bigirimana, says that since the inception of YLP, 16,263 projects have been established benefitting195,560 youth and 5,910 projects benefiting 74,625 women.

 

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Paul Onapa, the YLP National Manager, warned beneficiaries against failing to pay back.

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Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi, the State Minister for Youth and Children Affairs, says that the computers and motorcycles should be used to effectively monitor the two programs.

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Last year, an independent investigation led by Minister Janet Mukwaya unearthed a number of challenges including poor monitoring of the programs in several districts.