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Emyooga was poorly executed – Parliament

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Emyooga programme across the country was poorly implemented, Members of Parliament have unanimously agreed. The legislators during plenary on Thursday, 16 September, 2021, criticised the government for the systemic failure in the implementation of the presidential Initiative rolled out in October 2020 aimed at …

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Amudat officials impersonate journalists to benefit from Emyooga funds

Amudat, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Amudat Resident District Commissioner William Bwatum, and LC V chairperson Joseph Lobot were shocked last week after learning that some civil servants had impersonated journalists to benefit from the Emyooga program. Information about the ghost journalist’s Sacco came to the fore three days before …

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55 groups in Moroto cleared for Emyooga program

  Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 55 groups from Moroto district have been cleared to access financial support under Emyooga program. The groups which received about 1.9 Billion Shillings in May have not been able to access the resources due to failure by the district to organize capacity …

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Chairpersons of Emyooga Saccos in Ankole struggle to recover funds

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Chairpersons of Emyooga Savings and Credit Cooperatives in the Ankole region are struggling to recover Emyooga funds. Emyooga was launched in 2019 aiming at creating jobs and improving household incomes of Ugandans in various categories including the boda boda riders, journalists, taxi drivers, restaurant owners, …

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Rubanda deputy speaker arrested in Emyooga scandal

Rubanda, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The deputy speaker of Rubanda district, Pierre Mbabazi Nyetegyereize and two others are in trouble for alleged mismanagement of funds meant for the Kabale Journalists Emyooga Sacco. Mbabazi, who doubles as the Hamurwa sub county LC V councilor was arrested on Monday for fraudulently acquiring …

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Bunyangabu district MPs task RDC to investigate ghost Saccos

Bunyangabu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament from Bunyangabu district have tasked the Resident District Commissioner Jolly Tibamanya to investigate the validity of Emyooga associations. Davis Kamukama, the Bunyangabu County MP and Peace Mutuuzo Regis, the District Woman MP who are currently assessing the impact of the Emyooga program …

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Emyooga hit by multiple borrowing, diversion of funds in Lwengo

Lwengo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Cases of multiple borrowing and dishonesty have been identified as major frustrations in the effective management of the Emyooga, a presidential initiative aimed at wealth and job creation. The scheme was launched in 2019 to enhance the entrepreneurial capacity of selected enterprises and groups …

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Sacco chairperson in Namisindwa arrested over missing Emyooga cash

Namisindwa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police in Namisindwa district has arrested the chairperson of an Emyooga Sacco over alleged misuse of 17 Million Shillings. Anthony Namasata, a resident of Magale town council in Namisindwa district, and chairperson of Bubulo East Constituency Produce Dealers Sacco was arrested on Tuesday from …

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Mukono municipality freezes accounts of Emyooga beneficiaries over irregularities

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mukono municipality commercial officer Minisa Namukose has instructed banks to stop disbursing money to Savings Credit and Cooperative Societies-SACCOs registered under the Emyooga initiative. This follows irregularities unearthed during the assessment of the program by Members of Parliament. The government disbursed 560 Million Shillings to …

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