Minister Mutuuzo Warns ahead of Women Fund Release

Minister Mutuuzo addressing District leaders from Western Uganda

The State Minister for Gender and Culture, no rx Peace Regis Mutuuzo has warned leaders who are ready to misappropriate the released women development funds saying they are going to be dealt with accordingly.

Hon. Peace Mutuuzo sounded the warning on Wednesday at Rwizi Arch hotel in Mbarara while meeting all district leaders from western region concerning the proper handling of women funds.

She cautioned all leaders thinking of using the women funds for their selfish desires to stand warned as they will be apprehended and charged in courts of law.

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“Any leader alleged to be stealing the women funds will be dealt with according to the law, health ” she charged

Hon. Mutuuzo said that women had all along been lamenting of being left behind but this time around will be the first to be considered in the 2016/2017 financial year to develop themselves.

She asked all women to start formulating organizations, order ready to start picking the money in early January for starting developmental projects.

Mbarara Municipality deputy mayor, Bemanya speaking at the function

Mbarara Municipality deputy mayor, Bemanya speaking at the function

She further urged leaders and husbands to always include women in their developmental projects in the district to enable them reach the final success in development but not increasing domestic violence in families.

“I appeal to you that let not this money be a gear of domestic violence; you should all be on the same line as husbands and wives but not to pull apart,” the minister advised.

She appealed to the ladies to use appropriately the given government money for development since it is a revolving fund.

The function was attended by town clerks, mayors, LC V chairpersons and RDCs from districts of  Kiruhura, Mbarara, Ntungamo, Isingiro, Bushenyi, Sheema and many others.


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