While appearing on a local television station on Tuesday night, the Prime Minister, Robinah Nabbanja revealed that the government will give out UGX 1 million to every head of the family under the Parish Development Model – PDM.
According to Nabbanja, the said family head must be registered in a parish SACCO.
“We shall give sh1 million to every head of a family through the SACCOs. I have friends in the Markets who tell you they only need sh100, 000 to invest and be able to pay their children’s school fees. Imagine if you gave this person sh1million? It would make huge progress,” Nabbanja said.
Nabbanja, who called upon Ugandans not to politicise the PDM further urged the opposition to support this program.
“We don’t want people to politicise the PDM because poverty affects you individually regardless of your party. I want to call upon the people in the opposition to support this program. The difference between the original SACCO and the Parish Development Model SACCO is that these SACCOs are at the parish and get money straight from the government,” she added.
PDM was launched in February this year by President Yoweri Museveni. He noted that the programme aims at helping people at the parish level to boost their household income.
“During the recently concluded elections, we promised you that the 2021-2026 term is going to be a Kisanja (term) for creating wealth, jobs and incomes for all Ugandans,” Museveni said while launching the PDM.
A total of 10,594 parishes in the country will share sh1.05 trillion which was recently allocated to the PDM. Every parish will receive sh100 million for social-economic transformation. The program targets 3.5 million households living under traditional or subsistence lifestyles.