Uriri: Kobado offer 126 groups Sh10.29million from Uwezo Funds kitty

By MN Reporter

Uriri MP John Kobado issued cheques to 126 youths, women and people with disability groups worth over Sh10.29millon in the current financial year.

Kobado said 80 per cent of groups had their proposals on agriculture and urged groups which benefitted from the fund to ensure they repay the amount.

He said all groups were given an equal opportunity in application and promised that the first five groups to repay the fund will be aided to form international road companies.

He lauded Uwezo funds as a means to spur table banking groups in the country to help them form small scale business.

“The Sh6billion fund issued through Uwezo Fund should help in formation of more small scale businesses in the country and spur entrepreneurship and attain Vision 2030,” he said.

He said over Sh8milion was still remaining un utilized and they will help other groups get the amounf instead of the money lying idle in the bank.

“It’s only Kanyamkago East Ward where we had few applicants and the committee has gone to the ground to ensure more groups are formed,” he said.

Central Kanyamkago MCA Michael Osongo who attended the function warned youths from using the money to marry many wives.

“We have a tendency of farmers using money from sugarcane and tobacco farming to add wives. We want groups to use the fund for development,” he said