RUKUNGIRI YOUTH GROUPS DEFAULT UG. SHS 536,000,000
By Barak Tukashaba
Rukungiri district is struggling to recover over 536 million shillings
from youth lively hood groups that benefited from the project
According to the district community development officer, the focal
person in charge youth Mr. Agaba , out of over 670 million
shillings given to youth groups since 2014 only 134million shillings
has been recovered from the groups and that 7 million out of 134
million were recovered by use of police.
“We used police to recover 7million shillings through arresting of group leaders so going back to villages to re-arrest them will help us to
recover the remaining 536million.” Agaba told www.mknewslink.com today.
The 78 groups in 8 sub counties that include Bugangari, Bwambara,
Nyakagyeme, Ruhinda, Buhunga, Kebisoni, Nyarushanje and Nyakishenyi in the district benefited from the youth lively hood program.
www.mknewslink.com has learnt that most of the youth groups who have failed to repay the money are in three sub counties of Nyakagyeme, Nyakishenyi and Kebisoni .
The RDC Rukungiri ; Martin Mugabe said that youth groups that have failed to give back monies are not cooperative and some disappeared from their homes.
He added that changing of community development officers at the sub
county level every day has also hindered the payments.
The district councilor for Nyakagyeme sub county who is also the head
of finance at the district; Frank Karenzi says that youth do not
meet to view their challenges and that they like to keep cash in their
pockets which has caused them failure to repay.