The residents of Amuru district have raised complaints over the slow implementation of the NUSAF II project. They say none of the project proposal they initiated have received funding since the second phase of NUSAF was launched in February last year.
Residents of Amuru district have raised complaints over the slow implementation of the NUSAF II project. They say, that since the second phase of NUSAF was launched in February last year, none of the project proposal they initiated have received funding .
Jacinta Adong, a resident of Amuru Sub County is bitter that her group was among the first to duly complete filling in the forms to request for funding but says that their proposal has received no response since last year.
Richard Olaroker, a resident of Pabo Sub County and a member of Can Deg Wac Kom group has similar complaints. He says that they have been waiting for the project staff to visit their area to teach them how they could benefit. He adds they formed the group last year in order to benefit form the multi-billion project but are so far disappointed.
Bosco Olum, the Amuru district NUSAF II focal point person declined to comment about the complaints. However, Martin Kasule, the Amuru Chief Administrative Officer said he is also concerned that the district NUSAF team extremely slow to generate proposals from the community for funding.
Kasule said only one project proposal has been funded in the entire district since NUSAF II begun adding that he would investigate the cause of the slow implementation and take action appropriately.
Vincent Okumu, the NUSAF II information officer also noted that the performance of the district was poor with only one project generated.
Robert Limlim, the project’s executive director, has hailed the community for demanding to be served saying it’s the only way to address the poor performance. He said the project is demand driven and has a component on transparency and accountability that empowers the beneficiaries to demand for explanations on areas where they are not satisfied.
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The Northern Uganda Social Action Fund phase II was launched in February last year to benefit largely the communities resettling in their homes following the decades of war in northern Uganda.
It followed the first phase that was riddled with cases of embezzlement. Whereas the first project was semi autonomous, the current phase has been integrated in the structures of government and is implemented under the office of the prime minister thought the chief administrative officers and sub county chiefs.