By Dorothy Nyambubi
HOIMA: People who will be deployed to implement the Parish Development Model-PDM across the country have been tasked to ensure proper accountability of the funds that will be offered to them to run the project.
Brig.Gen. Felix Kulaigye, the Director Mindset Change at Operation Wealth creation says issues of accountability and transparency are very vital while implementing the project.
”The government will not tolerate corruption in the implementation of the project and it wants to see results of the entire project on ground,” He said.
While delivering a key note address on Parish Development model to technocrats on Tuesday at Hoima Resort Hotel, Kulayigye explained that government will not tolerate any forms of corruption during the implementation of the project.
He says the Parish Development Model (PDM) is the last mile strategy for service delivery by Government of Uganda for improving incomes and welfare of all Ugandans at the household level.
”Its an extension of the whole-of-Government approach to development as envisaged under NDPIII, with the Parish as the lowest administrative and operational hub for delivering services closer to the people and hence foster local economic development, people at all levels must be availed with all the necessary knowledge to help them transform their lives,” he asserts.
According to Kulayigye, the PDM will promote the spirit of harmonization of Government interventions while focusing on; delivering services closer to the people; and measurable results at the Parish level in order to ensure transformation of the subsistence households into the money economy saying this transformation requires organized, integrated, well-coordinated and results-based efforts.
He has tasked the technocrats to always avail timely information about the project to the grass root people adding that most people across the country do not have vital information about the project yet the government is injecting a lot of money to train the technocrats but they do not deliver information on ground but about project.
Nickson Ankunda, the Kakumiro District Community Development officer-DCDO is optimistic that if well handled, the parish development model project will help transform the livelihoods of Ugandans since it is targeting the grass-root people who are entirely not in the money economy.
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