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Farmers in Rwenzori ask gov’t to exclude coffee from PDM

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Coffee farmers in Rwenzori region want the government to exclude coffee from the enterprises to be catered for under the Parish Development Model-PDM program. They argue that PDM is meant to help elevate poor people out of poverty and it’s important to recognize that most …

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MPs oppose UGX 7.5Bn budget for new sub-county police posts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament’s Budget Committee has opposed a Shillings 7.5 billion budget request by the Uganda Police Force to construct police posts at sub-county level in order to secure funds for the Parish Development Model (PDM). The proposed budget was communicated to the committee by Rosemary Nyakikongoro, the …

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Parliament opposes transfer of UWEP funds to Parish Devt Model

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government’s proposal to move money from the Uganda Women Empowerment Project (UWEP) to the Parish Development Model (PDM) has been rejected by legislators who said that the move will affect the welfare of women. A total of Shs29.2 billion out of the UWEP budget of Sh32 …

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Re-allocate Shs319 billion Lubowa hospital budget

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Chairperson of the Finance Committee, Keefa Kiwanuka has advised the Minister of Finance to re-allocate the Shs319 billion earmarked in the 2022/2023 budget for the International Specialised Hospital in Lubowa. This was during the meeting with the Ministers of Finance, led by Matia Kasaija while …

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Absenteeism of parish chiefs threatens implementation of PDM in Sembabule

Sembabule, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Absenteeism of parish chiefs in Kawanda sub county, Sembabule district is threatening the implementation of the Parish Development Model-PDM program in the area. Asuman Mwanje, the Kawanda LCIII chairperson says the intended beneficiaries of PDM in the area are still ignorant about the program, largely …

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The Parish Development Model

Fronting Revolving Fund as a Flagship is putting the development cart before the horse COMMENT | WALTER AKENA | In February 2022, Government of Uganda launched the Parish Development Model (PDM). The PDM aims to lift the 39% of Uganda’s population from the subsistence to money economy and has seven …

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