Following yesterday’s incidence where 3O members from the nine groups stormed the office of town clerk Masindi municipal council, the chief administrative Office Masindi Sanyu Phiona has advised the town clerk Masindi municipal council to carry out afresh verification exercise on the alleged nine groups missed to benefit under micro project fund from the office of the Prime Minister.
The said groups were entitled to a grant of 269 million shillings from the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) in the last financial year, but all has remained in vain.
While addressing the media during an emergency meeting chaired by the RDC Masindi in his office, the chief administrative officer Sanyu Phiona dismissed the claims that her office is hindering the said groups from benefiting under the program however advised the Town clerk to do afresh verification exercise to identify their eligibility so that they can benefit.
The emergency meeting attracted the mayor Masindi Municipality Ronald Businge Kyomuhendo, Deputy Town clerk Masindi municipality Asiimwe Patrick, and the chairman LC5 Masindi Cosmas Byaruhanga to forge the way forward over delayed disbursement of the funds to the said groups.
Deputy Town clerk Masindi municipality Asiimwe Patrick confirmed that there was some of the irregularities cited under the micro project program and promised to follow the guidance from the CAO.
Out of the ten groups six were declared null and avoid while the four had irregularities and were not able to receive funds pending investigations according to CAO.
The four groups include Byamukama farmers group in karujubu Division, Mbazira saving and credit and Trump pool team Association.