Hoima: Police Hunt for Youth Fund Defaulters

Hoima Road

Youth leaders and councilors in Kigorobya County, thumb Hoima district are on the run after failing to recover funds disbursed to their groups under the Youth Livelihood Project -YLP in the 2014/2015 financial year.

The district disbursed Shillings 333, viagra 60mg 897, rx 000 to 43 youth groups.

However, only Shillings 26 million representing 8 percent of the disbursed money has been recovered since then.

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On Wednesday, the Hoima RDC Isaac Kawooya led a team of district leaders and police to hunt for the youth leaders who have defaulted on the funds, but they could not arrest any individual since all group leaders had gone into hiding.

The team stormed Kanyiira United Youth Maize Milling group that has failed to repay a single coin of the over Sh5m it received but they did not find any leader at the youth offices.

The RDC and his team also went to Bukoona Youth Development project that has so far repaid Sh 650,000 of the 11.9m it received, Kikumba Youth Wholesale Saloon project that has reimbursed only Sh300,000 of the Sh10.51m it received and Kigorobya Two Cell Youth Grain millers Project that has refunded Sh150,000 of the Sh12m it received; but they failed to arrest any of their leaders since they were nowhere to be seen.

Three youth councilors Denis Rugadya who represents the youth at Kigorobya town council, one Lilian the Kigorobya female district youth councilor and Richard Agaba, the male district youth councilor also went into hiding on detecting that authorities were hunting for them over their failure to refund the youth funds.

Meanwhile, RDC Kawooya has ordered for the arrest of the suspects saying police should have them in custody before Friday this week.

Isaac Amos Bitamale, the Youth Livelihood Project Focal Person attached to the Community Development Office, says some of the youth groups have since disintegrated making it difficult to follow them up or recover the money.


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