By George Emuron

BUKEDEA: Rt. Hon. Annet Among the Speaker of Parliament of Uganda who doubles as the Bukedea Woman Member of Parliament has commenced disbursing funds to empower the village saving groups in Bukedea district.

The disbursement commenced last Friday to Tuesday 21st, June 2022 in mother Kolir Sub County as one of the pioneer sub counties in Bukedea.

Among the sub counties created out of Mother Kolir include Aminit, Kamutur and Kolir Sub County both benefited.

This initiative built up after a two day training of trainees spearheaded by the resident district commissioner Bukedea Hajji Imran Muluga on basic concepts on financial management under the umbrella of the Rt. Hon. Annet Among.

Siporah Akol, the speaker’s political assistant Bukedea confirms this saying a total of 128 groups so far have benefited and each group received a total of five million shillings.

“When you calculate five million each group received, multiply by 128 groups around 640.000.000/- are given to the beneficiaries,” Ms. Akol said.

Akol also added that the initiative will roll out to the entire sub counties after realizing the positive impact on the pioneer Kolir Mother Sub County.

“As of now we are in the Mother Kolir sub county whereby Koril has 56 groups for mother women and youth who are the active age, Aminit 28 groups and Kamutur 44 groups,” she added.

Maj.  Victor Moses Ocan, the operation wealth creation coordinator Bukedea during the disbursement, tasked the group beneficiaries to own the initiative with the purpose of changing their lives.

“This money we are giving you today, is from the speaker but it’s now your money, ensure proper use of this money to change your lives, borrow this money and pay back to your groups only at interest of 4%, ” Maj. Ocan said.

Hajji Imran Muluga, the resident district commissioner Bukedea assured closed monitoring of the groups to ensure that it meets its targeted obligations.

“We are going to monitor these groups to see that money is handled at the right purpose,” said Muluga.

However, the group beneficiaries applauded for the Among initiative.

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