By Kithende Obed
At least 12 local leaders from the six wards in the Central Division of Kasese Municipality have been trained on how to implement the Parish Development Model.
Recently, parliament approved the Parish Development Model with a view that it would turn around service delivery and alleviate poverty at grassroots. The Model aims at seeing development activities planned for and executed in parishes as the lowest level unit for planning and development as government moves to advance the benefits of decentralization.
Today, Ward Chairpersons and their Town Agents were taken through the basic guidelines ahead of the programme implementation.
Martin Safari, the Central Division Chairperson said the training was meant to equip the trainees with the relevant skills that they would use to ensure proper and effective implementation of the programme in a bid to eliminate poverty from the communities.
Isaac Kalyabyuma, the Chairperson L.C II for Nyakabingo Ward who was one of the participants said he was optimistic that the knowledge acquired would help them to guide the locals on how to increase their incomes and come out of absolute poverty.