Youth Livelihood Fund: Karamoja, Teso Register Low Recovery

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Jenifer Longoli, the Senior Community Development Officer, Moroto District, advised the district leadership to form recovery committees that will help them follow up with the beneficiaries to clear their disbursement.

So far only Shillings 552 million out of the Shillings 8.2 billion that was disbursed to youth groups in Karamoja and Teso sub regions under the Youth Livelihood Program-YLP has been recovered, URN has learnt. The money was disbursed to 1,170 youth projects as startup capital for income generating activities.
 
 

Of the 1,170 youths groups only 486 groups have made repayments to the tune of Shillings 552 million. While addressing stakeholders from Karamoja and Teso sub region at Soroti Hotel recently, James Ebitu, the National Program Manager, Youth Livelihood Program, commended the recoveries, saying it is an improvement from the previous disbursements. He presented a list of how the districts performed.

 
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Jimmy Ochero, the Abim LC V chairperson, blamed the slow recovery rate on the projects that most of the groups decided to invest in.
 

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Christine Apolot, the Kumi LC V chairperson, said most beneficiaries in her district were misguided and lacked sufficient information on the regulations and implementation of the program.
 
  
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Jenifer Longoli, the Senior Community Development Officer, Moroto District, advised the district leadership to form recovery committees that will help them follow up with the beneficiaries to clear their disbursement. She said Moroto emerged the best because of the committed staff, which works in collaboration with the recovery committees.

 
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 The Gender, Labor and Social Development Ministry approved 8000 projects to benefit from the Shillings 58.4 billion nationwide.

 

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