Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja has issued directives in response to reports of corruption and extortion related to the Parish Development Model (PDM) and the Parish Revolving Fund (PRF) in Kagadi District.
She ordered the interdiction and arrest of parish chiefs, ward agents, and SACCOS chairpersons involved in swindling and extorting PDM funds. She also called for the immediate refund of illegally charged fees to PDM beneficiaries and recommended that funds be directly channeled to beneficiaries’ mobile phones.
Nabbanja expressed concern over the lack of effort by agricultural extension workers, veterinary officers, and other technical staff to sensitize and mobilize locals on PDM, promising severe punitive action. She praised Jovrine Kyomukama Kalisa, the PDM deputy national coordinator, for her grassroots sensitization efforts and for facilitating the arrests of corrupt technical staff.
Additionally, the Prime Minister emphasized the importance of proper fund utilization and the cultivation of high-value crops, such as beans, maize, coffee, cattle, and goats, to tap into regional and international markets. District leaders were urged to support commercial farming practices.
During the visit, Kagadi legislators lobbied for various local development projects, including the elevation of Kagadi Hospital to a regional referral hospital, the acquisition of an ambulance for the hospital, infrastructure improvements, and financial support for coffee nursery farmers.
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