Mukono Fails to Utilise Youth Livelihood Funds

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In short
Over UGX 40 Million prepared for the youth livelihood funds in Mukono district was not utilized and turned back due to lack of preparations from the youths in Mukono and also delay for this money to be given out to the youths has also made them not to prepare very well.

Mukono district has failed to utilize 40 Million Shillings meant for the youth livelihood fund program. 

At the beginning of the 2017/18 financial year, the district received 141 Million Shillings, but managed to utilize 100 Million shillings.

George Kagimu the Mayor for Mukono municipality says that the district risks returning 41 million shillings if it is not put to use.

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Kagimu attributes the non-utilization of funds to lack of sensitization. He explains that some youth are ignorant that the fund exists.

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Allan Mawanda, the chairperson for Gender and social services committee, says that some of the youth shun the funds because they still think the programme is for NRM supporters only and therefore, those who do not belong to NRM party are not supposed to benefit.
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However, Abubaker Wassajja the program's focal person, says that they plan to carry out community sensitization about the program.  

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