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Over UShs3bn Released To Youth

T he Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD) on May 10, 2018 made the 40th pay-ment of UShs3,047,891,500 in 24 Local Governments.
4,034 youth out of which 46% are female from 364 projects/enterprises will benefit from the money. 341 projects are for Livelihood Support while the 23 fall under Skills Development.
The 24 benefiting Districts and Municipal Councils under the 40th disbursement
include: Alebtong, Amuria, Buhweju,
Buvuma, Ibanda, Iganga, Isingiro, Kaliro, Kampala, Kanungu, Kayunga, Kumi, Luuka, Lwengo, Ngora, Rakai, Rubanda, Serere, Soroti, Tororo, Yumbe, Kamuli MC, Mbarara MC and Nebbi MC.
Permanent Secretary, Pius Bigirimana in a letter to all Chief Administrative Officers (CAOs) and Town Clerks (TCs) copied the Minister of Gender, Labour and Social
Development, State Minister for Youth, Permanent Secretary Ministry of Local Government and District Officials informed them to ensure that the following was done:
● Training of the Youth Project
Management Committees, Youth
Procurement Committees and Social
Accountability Committees as provided for in the work plan. He said that this training was intended to equip the youth with the requisite information and guidelines on financial management, community pro-curement, accountability requirements and repayment of the revolving fund among others.
● The Youth Groups whose funds have been released, open accounts in Commer-cial Banks of their choice as soon as pos-sible. That the Bank account names should be consistent with the project names provided in the disbursement schedule.

Signing of Financing Agreements and Re-payment Schedules with each of the youth groups in accordance with the set guidelines.
● Funds are sent to individual youth project accounts after the financing agreements and repayment schedules are duly signed.
● Full amount specified for each group is sent intact.
● Groups get money from their respective Bank Accounts based on the activity sched-ules with enough evidence of group mem-bers’ resolutions (i.e. don’t withdraw all the money at once).
● That where business involved handing over money to any group leader, it must be done in the presence of not less than three other members of the group and should be properly documented.
Youth Livelihood Programme (YLP) is a Roll-ing Government of Uganda Programme, tar-geting the poor and unemployed youth in all the districts in the country.
Over UShs3bn Released To Youth
 


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