Beneficiaries of Emyoga funds in Kasese Municipality fails to pay back.

By Our Reporter

Some groups of people that received the Emyooga funds in Kasese Municipality have failed to pay back the borrowed money.

The Emyooga, a shillings 260 billion Presidential Initiative on Wealth and Job Creation was rolled out in October 2020 to support among others, market vendors, welders, taxi drivers, boda-boda riders, women, and journalists who come together in form of Savings and Credit Cooperative Societies.

Recently, the Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Anita Among directed legislators to visit their respective constituencies and discover how Emyooga program is being implemented.

At a press briefing held on Tuesday at Virina Gardens, the Kasese Municipality Member of Parliament, Ferigo Kambale said after inspecting some beneficiary groups to assess the progress of the Emyooga (seed capital), he discovered that some members who first received the money have never paid back.

According to him, some beneficiaries attribute their failure to pay back their borrowed to the effects of Covid-19 induced lockdown while others think the money was an appreciation from President Museveni because the money was officially given to the beneficiaries in the district as the Presidential and Parliamentary elections.

He however revealed that some salon operators have done the best followed by the market vendors.

The legislator used the same platform to officially declare that he would seek legal action against a company that was employing Linus Masereka, a 17 year –old man who was killed by fresh floods from River Nyamwamba on Sunday.

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