KABALE YOUTH ARRESTED OVER YOUTH LIVELIHOOD PROGRAMME FUNDS
By Richard Akandwanaho
14 members from 5 groups among the 12 groups in Kabale municipality that benefited from the 2014/15 Youth Livelihood Programme have been arrested in an operation that was carried out by the youth livelihood municipality focal person and police.
The arrested Youths are the group members of Butobere catering group, Nyarutuntu Catering Group, Nyakahanga poultry group, Rwagana poultry keepers and Kamatwojo ICT group.
Peace Kiconco Kayabuki; the youth livelihood programme focal person in Kabale municipality says that Kabale Municipality received 95 million shillings in the 2014-15 finical year and the money was supposed to be paid back in installments in the three years but some groups have disappeared with it and those that are still around have failed to repay the funds.
Kiconco added that the major challenge is that most of the groups have disappeared and some of the projects that were registered are not in existence, saying that operation is still ongoing and they are going to make sure that all those who took the money pay it back so that even other groups can benefit.