The Kyenjojo district boss Mr. Kaija William has called upon women and youth to form groups such that they can benefit from government programs because money for improving projects in communities is allocated to organized group. The youth livelihood program which is on-going in the district and women fund which is yet to start will benefit people who are organized in groups to help them increase their incomes at house hold level.
Mr. Kaija was speaking live in the studios of KRC Fm during ‘Manya Omwebembezi Wawe’ program that is sponsored by Torodev. The program is aired live every Wednesday 8:00pm- 10:00pm and moderated by Mr. Kaahwa Kansengerwa.
|Mr. Kaija William the district Chairperson Kyenjojo|
While sharing his 5 years work plan (2016-2021) for the people of Kyenjojo district Mr. Kaija pledged to connect the town councils of Kyenjojo, Katooke & Butunduzi with safe and clean water , monitoring and helping youth and women to access funds, lobby for timely, quality & quantity seeds from operation wealth creation, improve the condition of roads that include; Butiiti-Kihoko, Bufunjo-Biganda-Kyakasura, Mirongo-Kyenjojo-Rwaitengya roads, etc, improve the education standards by constructing office blocks, more classrooms, latrines & desks in schools where there are gaps, monitor sub county offices & health centre to make sure that workers are available in these offices on a daily basis so that people do not fail to access what they want to get due to absenteeism of these workers. He called upon all partners in the development to work as a team in planning, budgeting, implementation & accounting together for the betterment of the district.
However we have challenges like the health ambulance is non-operational, district grader is non-functional & the funds we receive from central government is never enough t allow us work on the projects as planned. We shall continue lobbying the private sector and all development partners working in the district to intervene in some of these service delivery issues for improved/ quality service delivery.
During the two hours live discussion the Kyenjojo district Information Officer Mr. Kamara John urged people to follow proper procedures in order to access information which will help them to engage their leaders and also demand accountability from them. The information officer asked citizens to use all public offices, heads of departments, public notice boards & meetings that are always conducted at different local government levels to access information.
Callers participated during the live discussion by calling inn& sending Sms; ‘’The chairman should consider the education sector seriously because most of our UPE schools infrastructure is a very big challenge as we talk, let him construct more classroom blocks for our children to have a good environment to study from’’, said Mr. Bagonza a caller from Mirongo in Kyenjojo district, ‘’our roads are bad and the murrum they are using on spot roads is slippery especially when it rains, let the chairman intervene and caution the contractors to get us some good murrum for our roads’’, said Patrick Mwesige a caller from Bugaki sub county in Kyenjojo district.
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