By Richard Akandwanaho
Sub County Coordinators and Supervisors in the Kabale district Community Based Services Department are complaining of lack of transport means which they say has affected monitoring and recovery of some project funds in the district.
According to Moses Akampurira, the Kabale district focal point person Youth livelihood program, all Sub County coordinators and supervisors of the two programs of Youth livelihood and Women Entrepreneurship programs in Kabale district have no designed transport means.
Akampurira added that this has affected delivery of the youth livelihood funds in the district as of the Ug.sh.469,507,870 that was disbursed to 92 benefiting youth’s groups over the last two years in the greater Kabale district, only 152,077,182 Ugandan shillings has been recovered from only 81 youths in both the first and second phase of implementation.
John Bosco Namara, the Kabale district Youth Chairperson added that lack of transport means by the coordinators and supervisors at Sub County levels has hindered effective monitoring of the programs.
Namara added that the responsible ministry of Gender, Labor and Social development should provide adequate transport means if the programs are to achieve their set objectives.
However, last week during the monitoring visit by the minister for Gender, Labor and Social Development, Janat Mukwaya, for the two programs of Youth livelihood and Women Entrepreneurship, Happy James Tumwebaze, the National manager Youth livelihood Program said that the ministry has budgeted to provide motorcycles to all focal point persons for the two programs in this financial year to enable easy monitoring.