Namisindwa Youth Name Officials who Ate sh700M YLP Money With Them

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Namisindwa district local government has resorted to making arrangements of arresting all youths who have failed to recover Youth livelihood Program money now for  three years. 

While speaking to our reporter, Andrew Wabweni the Namisindwa district community develop officer says that in 20218/19 finical year the district got 800 million shillings under the youth lively hood program which it  gave to 80 youth groups to start developing projects like poultry, Boda boda operation, farming, brick making among others to boost their lively hood.

He adds that they were told to repay that money since it was a revolving funds in order to give other youths from different groups but up to now they have recovered only 81 million shillings, making 10%. 

Wabweni says that as district authorities they are going to arrest those youths as the only solution to  recover the money since other groups are waiting to get that same money but delayed by those youths. 

Rogers Muwando and Stephen Napoko from Bumali Sub County say that some of the beneficiaries under have delayed to pay back the money as a result of sub county technocrats who shared money with them. 

They claim that their group was entitled to get three-six million for onion growing but they got only four million shillings because the other monies were taken by two sub county CDO and chief as a bribe before considering their group meaning they can’t pay what they did not get. 

Emma Bwayo the Namsinidwa district youth councilor elect urged the district authorities to put aside the idea of arresting youths but look for the root cause of default. 

He adds that the district should first arrests sub county technocrats who connived with youths to eat the funds through kickbacks and failing to sensitize youths on the importance of paying back the money.

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