Minister Kyeyune Haruna Kasolo questioned leaders in Entebbe municipality for failing to convince people on emyoga initiatives
Minister said this at Entebbe municipality on his research about the SACCOs that got emyoga money to see how they used them. Kasolo got shocked after finding out that many circles that were formed were not registered to get emyoga money, a thing that annoyed him and asked leaders to explain why the delays were there.
” It hurts me to see that many SACCOs have not yet received money yet I have the money for them” Said Kasolo.
Kasolo ordered the concerned leaders to step out of their offices, meet people in their localities and convince them to make SACCOS so as to access the funds that are still at hand, he however, threatened to arrest SACCO leaders who embezzled the funds that were meant for all members in their respective SACCOS in different circles who got the money and spent them in their own businesses instead of lending them to members in the circle to develop themselves.
The SACCO leaders have been empowered to take full charge of their SACCOS that have previously been manipulated by the some officers at Entebbe municipal council – Full powers in regard to the SACCOS were withdrawn from the office of the Residential District Commissioner (RDC) and the municipal commercial officer who are directly involved in ensuring that all the registered SACCOS get the emyoga funds.
The RDC of Entebbe municipality Noor Njuki Mbabali defended himself saying that they have tried to sensitize people on the emyoga initiative and encouraged them to do as required but there’s still a lot of disorganization amongst many associations that have failed to form SACCOs in addition to some individuals that have politicized the initiative.
Out of the Thirty six SACCO groups in the Entebbe municipality only Twenty eight have so far got the SACCO funds from both Divisions A and B that make the municipality.