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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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Gen. Otafiire asks ghetto youth to forgive gov’t for previous mistakes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Internal Affairs, Major General Kahinda Otafiire has asked for forgiveness from the ghetto youths in Kampala, saying the government committed mistakes in the implementation of previous poverty eradication programs. He made the apology while addressing over 1,500 youths drawn from the ghettos in …

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Kitgum district on the spot for unguided spending of PDM funds

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kitgum district is on the spot for spending 200 million Shillings more for training stakeholders under the Parish Development Model-PDM, in violation of the guidelines. The Parish Developement Model is a government multi-sectoral program aimed at improving the livelihoods of Ugandans, especially the 39 per cent …

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UBOS asks gov’t to halt PDM roll out

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Bureaus of Statistics-UBOS has asked the government to halt the roll-out of the Parish Development Model program-PDM, saying the statistical data required for its implementation isn’t readily available. PDM is a government program aimed at improving the livelihood of Ugandans, especially the 39% …

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