By Yosam Gucwaki
Masindi youth groups that received revolving fund under the Youth Livelihood Programme (YLP) have been given two weeks ultimatum to refund the money so that others can also benefit from it.
In an exclusive interview with our reporter at his office today, the Masindi District Community Development Officer, Vincent Busiinge gave the defaulters an ultimatum of two weeks to have paid back the money or else be arrested.
Busiinge revealed that 839 million shillings was given to 112 groups under YLP in the last five financial years but up to now more than 45youth groups have not yet paid back even a single penny. He said out of 839 million shillings they have only recovered 170 million shillings.
He warned that any group members, who will not have refunded the money, will be arrested and arraigned in courts of law.
Businge identified some of the youth groups as Bwinamira1 and Mubende Youth Piggery groups, Karongo and Kyempunu Youth Buying and Selling groups, Kyangamwoyo Youth Maize Growing Group, Kaikuku and Miduma Youth Bull Fattening groups among others.
However, according to the report released by Recreation for Development and Peace (RDP) which was compiled during the youth week indicated that most of the youth groups who got money for maize growing, may find it hard to pay back the money due to the fluctuation of prices.
Source: www.mknewslink.com a greater western Uganda news website