RUKUNGIRI! “All Parish chiefs will undergo refresher course over lack of computer knowledge” Chairman Kyomukama

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GEOFREY KYOMUKAMA LC5 CHAIRPERSON RUKUNGIRI

Mr. Geofrey Kyomukama, the LC5 chairperson of Rukungiri district has said that all parish chiefs in the district will take a refresher course on computer usage.

During the course of an exclusive conversation over the weekend, Mr. Kyomukama discussed the status of the new government’s Parish Development Model (PDM) initiative with our correspondent.

According to him, the Rukungiri district leadership felt that all parish chiefs needed computer training since the majority of them were not able to enter data for the PDM recipients, a new government program that aims to end household poverty.

According to Kyomukama, parish chiefs’ ignorance on computers stems from their lack of commitment, and he urged them to learn more if they want to maintain their jobs.

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The Rukungiri Resident District Commissioner (RDC), Nsubuga Bewayo Stephen, stated in an interview with our reporter early last week that the district’s beneficiaries have not received Parish Development Model (PDM) funds on time because of a lack of computer skills, particularly in data entry.

Concerns were voiced, according to RDC Bewayo, when PDM beneficiaries sought an explanation for the cash’s delayed delivery.

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Mr. Ferdinand Kamanzi, the district commercial officer for Rukungiri, reports that the district has received around Ugx. 3.5b thus far under the government’s Parish Development Model program. 

Parish chiefs are being negatively impacted by the new data input system known as the Financial Inclusion System, Kamanzi continued, but as authorities, they are collaborating to find a solution.

The PDM initiative was introduced by President Yoweri Museveni in February 2022. For five years, each parish is expected to get Shs 100 million in funding each fiscal year to improve household incomes and commercial productivity.