Kasese receives over 800 Million Shillings Parish Model Money
Government has released Ugx 895,546,427 to Kasese District Local Government meant to kick start the operation of the Parish Development Model-PDM program.
This is part of the shillings17.7 Billion received from the ministry of finance for the second quarter release of the FY 2021/22 to be used for activities like the recruitment of Parish Chiefs, establishment and training of Parish Development Committees, set up of the Community Information System (CIS) and mobilization of the masses at lower government level.
According to Amis Asuman Masereka the district chief administrative officer, they have already shortlisted 839 candidates for parish chief and town agent positions and soon these gaps will be filled and the programs rolled out.
Masereka adds the team of the ministry of public service commission would be in the district by end of this month to conduct the interviews for successful candidates.
The district also targets to use the model as a new vehicle to increase commercial production at the parish level and to increase household incomes. He also added that the district has received a development grant to a tune of 1.3 Billion.
The Kasese District chairperson Eliphazi Muhindi Bukombi told that the parish development model comes at a time when the district has just drafted a five year district development plan to foster development.