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Fort Portal stuck with UGX 256 million PDM cash

Fort Portal, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fort Portal city authorities are stuck with over 250 million Shillings meant for disbursement to Parish Development Model (PDM) groups because of their failure to fulfill some of the requirements. Michael Karwani, the Fort Portal city commercial officer says that none of the 21 …

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PDM cash to go direct to SACCOS

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | In a bid to curb the embezzlement of the Parish Development Model (PDM) funds, the government will start disbursing the revolving funds directly to Sacco group accounts. The parish Revolving fund is a capitalization grant from the government to SACCOs meant for lending to …

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Kitgum district ranks top for misappropriation of PDM funds

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Saccos created to benefit from the Parish Development Model-PDM funds in Kitgum are struggling to operate following the alleged misappropriation of funds. Last week, 15 staff of Kitgum district were arrested over alleged misappropriation of Parish Development Model funds. They were arrested on the orders …

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MPs call for PDM implementation strategy

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has been urged to develop a clear equitable allocation formula for funds under the Parish Development Model (PDM) that takes into consideration different demographic, geographical and socio-economic dynamics. According to Parliament’s Committee on Public Service and Local Government, the criteria for allocation of the funds …

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Gov’t alters PDM payouts, eyes supplementary

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of State for Finance, Planning and Economic Development (Planning), Amos Lugoloobi, has said that government will now pay the Parish Development Model (PDM) monies in instalments due to cash flow problems. Lugoloobi was on Tuesday, August 23, 2022, appearing before the Committee on Finance …

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Kitgum CAO, technical staff arrested over alleged misuse of PDM funds

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 14 technical and support staff of Kitgum District Local Government spent the night in custody at Kitgum Central Police Station on allegations of squandering the Parish Development Model (PDM) funds. The suspects include Joel Musisi, the Chief Administrative Officer, Alex Opira, the Principal …

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MPs demand seedlings to ward off famine

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | MPs want government to urgently distribute seedlings to avert the famine in the country. Kilak North County MP, Anthony Akol, said that the long dry spell has left Ugandan farmers without seeds, despite the current rainy season. “This month of August is the right time that …

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Shs100 million PDM cash earmarked for parishes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of State for Finance, Planning and Economic Development (Planning) Amos Lugoloobi, has revealed that some parishes will in the Financial Year 2022/2023, receive more money than others under the Parish Development Model (PDM). The minister made the revelation while presenting a statement to the …

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Youth call for tax waivers on their enterprises

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Youths from across the country have urged government to waive off taxes on youth enterprises that have been earmarked to benefit from the Parish Development Model (PDM). The youths made this call during a plenary meeting of the Fifth National Youth Parliament where they observed that …

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MPs applaud Museveni for transforming agriculture sector

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Legislators have applauded President Yoweri Museveni for putting emphasis on value addition of agricultural products saying it will transform the agricultural sector. This was during the debate on the President’s State of Nation Address which he delivered to Parliament on Tuesday, 07 June 2022. Namayingo District …

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