Kazo: Leaders cautioned against soliciting money from PDM beneficiaries
Chairpersons of Parish Development Model (PDM) SACCOs and parish chiefs have been warned against asking for money from the beneficiaries of PDM.
Speaking to people in some groups in Migina and Buremba sub-counties on Monday, Rev Samuel Mugisha Katungunda, the LC V chairperson Kazo district said that they have received reports that some officials are asking for money to help the beneficiaries to give them forms for photocopying and other processes to access the funds.
Asiimwe JohnBosco, one of the victims from Kikoni Parish, Migina sub-county raised his complaint saying that their group chairperson asked for money and paid 6000 for forms and 5000 for submission.
Asiimwe noted that he was so surprised to hear that they are not supposed to pay for registration to be considered for this money.
Several other residents accused the officials managing the program of soliciting money from them and the chairman directed that people should be given back their money.
In response, one of the chairpersons of Kikoni-Migina, Richard Tuhirirwe accused of asking for money refuted all blame games and accusations and explained that they ask for money for stationary according to how they were taught in the ongoing PDM training.
Mary Busigye, another PDM Chairperson in Kibwera, Bigusyo parish, Buremba sub-county also revealed that the act of asking for money comes from the training they got as leaders.
This week, the chairman started mobilization of different groups in the whole district to explain how PDM is to be implemented.