GOV’T GIVES 300 MILLION TO OBUSINGA BWA RWENZURURU EMYOOGA SACCOS
By Alex Baluku
The Government of Uganda through the Presidential Initiative on Wealth
and Job Creation (Emyooga Programme) has given shillings 300 million
to the Obusinga Bwa Rwenzururu Emyooga SACCOs.
The shillings 300 million is meant to benefit 10 SACCOs under the
Obusinga Bwa Rwenzururu. Each of the ten SACCOs will receive shillings
30 million to boost their local associations and help the members come
out of absolute poverty.
The beneficiaries include Bukonzo West OBR Local leaders Emyooga
SACCO, Bukonzo East OBR Local leaders Emyooga SACCO, Busongora South
OBR Local leaders Emyooga SACCO, and Busongora North OBR Local leaders
Emyooga SACCO and Kasese Municipality OBR Local leaders Emyooga SACCO,
Others are Bukonzo West OBR Veterans SACCO, Bukonzo East OBR Veterans
SACCO, Busongora South OBR Veterans SACCO, Busongora North OBR
Veterans SACCO and Kasese Municipality OBR Veterans SACCO.
Hellen Petronilla Masika, the Deputy Executive Director for the
Microfinance Support Centre, a government owned institution that
manages all government micro credit programmes revealed to the
beneficiary group members during their training on how to use the
money that was held at Collins Palm Gardens that they money had been
wired on their accounts.
She however warned the beneficiaries against misappropriation of the
Emyooga funds, saying the defaulters would be arrested and prosecuted.
The Obusinga Bwa Rwenzururu Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Joseph Kule
Muranga hailed government for considering them to also benefit from
the Emyooga programme and pledged to use the funds for the purpose for
which they were meant.
The Kasese Deputy Resident District Commissioner, Joshua Kisembo
Masereka strongly warned the beneficiaries against the continued
misuse of government funds and property given to the cultural
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