The Parish development Sacco money disbursed to Kalaki district are being held in group’s accounts.
The funds are being held due to failure by beneficiaries to meet guidelines on the utilization of funds.
According to Kalaki production department the district received over Uganda shillings 800,000,000 that was disbursed to the 34 parish sacco accounts across the district.
Beatrice Ayeto the District Commercial Officer while giving the status of PDM money in a meeting organized by Teso Affairs Minister on Friday said that, the money is in the Sacco accounts untouched.
She noted that, no group in Kalaki has accessed the PDM cash while adding that each sacco group received Uganda shillings 25 million.
Stephen Enasu the chairperson Kadia Parish PDM sacco expressed dissatisfaction, saying the PDM money is stuck in the sacco accounts awaiting the guidelines on utilization.
He appealed to the government to allow people to access the money.
Jeniffer Ayoo the Kalaki district woman MP also expressed her dissatisfaction with the government while appealing to the government to release the money already deposited on the Parish Development Sacco bank accounts.
“It’s true the government deposited money on the sacco bank accounts, but this money cannot be withdrawn yet people have formed their enterprises a long time ago,” she said.
She also said that most sacco members in her district are not well educated on PDM.
Teso Affairs Minister Kenneth Ongalo Obote also Kalaki county MP expressed his dismay with the government program noting that the bureaucracy in accessing the funds are so complicated that a local person is failing to manage.
He noted that, his voters have informed him that they are waiting for the funds to be released but the bureaucracies as so many but challenged the beneficiaries to be patient while waiting for guidance from the technical persons in order not to make mistakes.
In February 2022, President Museveni launched the PDM programme which to him was a last nail in kicking out poverty in Uganda. Each parish is expected to receive Shs100m.