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CSOs latest concerns on public debt, PDM

The group wants a clear government plan for putting money in people’s pockets Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Civil Society Organizations under their umbrella, the Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group (CSBAG) are concerned about the insufficient budget allocation to address domestic arrears arguing that the move could stifle private …

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Amolatar district starts disbursement of PDM funds

Amolatar, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Amolatar district local government has started disbursing 4.1 billion Shillings meant for the Parish Development Model (PDM) program. A total of 85 SACCOs have received different amounts. For instance, 3.1 billion Shillings was given to 55 SACCOs , 917 million shillings shared among 28 SACCOS …

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Museveni campaigns in West Nile

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT l President Museveni went on a campaign tour of West Nile region promoting the ideology of the NRM as one that is pro-business. Museveni met members of the business community and urged them to invest in commercial agriculture. He met investors in hospitality, manufacturing, transportation, value …

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Parliament demands PDM update report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Local Government Raphael Magyezi has been tasked to present before parliament, a  statement about concerns on the implementation of the Parish Development Model (PDM). The Parish Development Model (PDM) was launched during the financial year 2020/2021 as a delivery mechanism for …

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Gulu city commercial officer arrested for alleged abuse of PDM funds

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Detectives from the State House Anti-Corruption Unit have arrested the Gulu City Council Principal Commercial Officer over alleged abuse of the Parish Development Model (PDM) fund. Nixon Atemo was reportedly picked up by Police on Thursday afternoon, hours after being grilled by detectives from the …

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Parliament starts scrutinizing PDM regional reports

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has started scrutinizing sub-regional oversight reports on the implementation of the Parish Development Model (PDM), weeks after President Yoweri Museveni’s address to the House. The PDM programme targets 39 per cent of households which are still in subsistence farming, with the objective of enabling …

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UMSC Chairperson calls for special PDM program for Muslims

Luuka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Chairperson of the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council-UMSC, Dr. Mohammed Lubega, has asked the government to introduce a special Parish Development Model-PDM program for the Muslim community, that is aligned with the sharia laws. While presiding over thanksgiving prayers in Luuka District on Friday, Lubega said …

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Museveni warns public servants against embezzling PDM funds

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has called for harsh punishment of public servants involved in the embezzlement of Parish Development Model – PDM funds. Museveni made the call while delivering his address on matters of national importance to Members of Parliament at Kololo Independence Grounds in Kampala. …

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PDM pillars confusing beneficiaries, says Museveni

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has criticized the complexity of the terms used in the Parish Development Model (PDM) pillars saying they are confusing and hard to understand by both local leaders and beneficiaries. Museveni noted that he had personally in a past cabinet meeting stressed his …

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Kibuku parish chiefs accused of extorting money from PDM beneficiaries

Kibuku, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parish chiefs in Kibuku district are under the spotlight for allegedly charging each beneficiary under the Parish Development Program-PDM Shillings 10,000 for registration. Fred Kirya, one of the PDM beneficiaries says that their parish chief asked each member to pay Shillings 10,000 as registration fees …

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