21 Youth Groups Receive Livelihoods Funds

The Ibanda RDC Akatuhebwa Elliusto giving cheques to the youth groups.

21 youth groups in Ibanda municipality on Thursday received 149 million shillings under the ongoing Youth Livelihood Programme (YLP).

Justine Barekye the Ibanda Town Clerk said 23 youth groups were submitted to the Ministry of Gender but only 21 groups were considered because they met the required standards and criteria.

Meanwhile, viagra buy the town clerk warned against misuse of the funds emphasizing that the culprit group members will be heavily penalized.

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“The money you have received is not free. It is a revolving fund that requires one hundred percent recovery. Therefore use the money accordingly so that the remaining groups can also benefit.”Barekye stressed.

Barekye said 13 of the 21 groups that benefited expressed interest in bodaboda project and each was handed Shs. 8Million.

Other groups expressed interest in piggery, treat brick making and bull fattening projects.

This is the first time Ibanda Municipality received money under the Youth Livelihood Fund, pill ever since it was elevated from the Town Council status in July last year.

At the handover ceremony, the Ibanda Resident District Commissioner Eliasto Akatuhebwa urged the beneficiaries to ensure proper utilization of the funds basing on the proposals they submitted to community development officers.

He also urged group chairpersons to ensure transparency and proper accountability.

Caleb Kafuniza the Ibanda District Youth Chairperson said that the youth fund will greatly use the benefit the youth.

He said that if the current youth livelihood project is well implemented, it will go a long way in changing the lives of the youth in the municipality.

The Youth Livelihood Programme is government of Uganda financed programme designed as one of the interventions in response to the high unemployment rate and poverty among the youth.

It was launched in January 2014 and Shs. 265 billion was approved by the cabinet for the first years of implementation 2013-14 to 2017-18.


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