The Speaker of Parliament, Anita Among, has pressed the Auditor General to be audacious with the implementation of the Parish Development Model (PDM) and guard against misuse of funds.
“A lot of our money is going to PDM and so you should be stricter on the PDM money - the right SACCOs must be able to get the money and not the ghost ones. As the Auditor General, we need you to be very strict in terms of operationalisation of the PDM,” said Among.
Speaker Among offered the guidance while receiving the Annual Auditor General's Report to Parliament for the Financial Year 2021/2022 from, John Muwanga, the the Auditor General, on Thursday, 19 January 2023. The report reveals that more than Shs594 million has not been accounted for.
“This is very important money that will help to get the local people out of poverty. It can only be of help once we use the right process,” Among said.
The report cites challenges in implementation of the PDM including, disbursement of funds to SACCOs that were not properly registered, failure of SACCOs to utilise funds and lack of complete data base to identify the illegible beneficiaries.
Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Parliament of the Republic of Uganda.