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UGX 800M PDM Funds Unaccounted For In Acholi Sub Region

Amuru LC5 Chairperson Michael Lakony

At least five districts in Acholi sub region have failed to account for over 800 million shillings of the Parish Development Model (PDM) Funds.

Gulu district has failed to account for 9.5m, Kitgum (417m), Amuru (113m), Nwoya (208m) and Agago (49m).

Ojok Leonard Opiyo, the Agago LCV chairperson, told Mega Fm that the implicated officials should be tasked to refund the money.

Last month, key technical staff of Kitgum district including the Chief Administrative Officer, Joel Musisi were arrested for swindling PDM funds.

Last week, Nwoya District Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Gabriel Atama Richard ordered implicated staff to refund the money.
In a bid to curb the embezzlement of the PDM funds, the government will start disbursing the revolving funds directly to Sacco group accounts.

Initially, the PDM revolving fund was sent to the District Local government accounts for disbursement to the benefitting Sacco groups at the Parish level.

Under PDM, each parish was supposed to receive 17 million Shillings parish revolving fund out of the 180 billion Shillings budgeted by the government.

The parish Revolving fund is a capitalization grant from the government to SACCOs meant for lending to viable income-generating activities in the production, processing, marketing, and storage of agricultural products.

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