3rd July 2018
By Sylvia Kugonza
Kabarole leaders have expressed their dissatisfaction over the poor policies and guidelines governing the Operation Wealth Creation (OWC) Porgram.
OWC replaced the NAADS Program with the aim of fighting poverty among the household and its manned by the UPDF.
During the district council at Kitumba over the weekend, Peter Bazira the councilor representing Kicwamba sub county doubts the design of the program when he see officials have continued to distribute technologies to areas and people that have not demanded.
Joseph Mashuhuka chairperson Production and Natural Resources wants the parliament to revise the guidelines and incorporate other stakeholders and technocrats in the selection of beneficiaries and distribution of items to avoid wastage and for easy monitoring.
Richard Rwabuhinga the chairperson LCV wonders why the government has continued to distribute the beans and potatoes that do not enable our people get out of poverty. He notes that he had reminded the president about it when he visited Karamba but continues to see technologies coming.
Alex Ruhunda MP Fort Portal amused council when he revealed that OWC officials called him to pick maize for planting when he had not registered to benefit. He explains that urban dwellers like Fort Portal need technologies like piglets, poultry, rabbits and goats, not cassava, tea and maize because they lack land.
The councilors resolved that the MP tables their demand on flow of parliament to have the guidelines revised and Ruhunda promised he would meet the president to discuss how to change the policies for the program to benefit our people.
Several times people and sub county leaders have complained that the OWC officials and suppliers dump the technologies at sub county headquarters without their consent while other say the deliveries come late and when they are not requested for.
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