By Amon Muhumuza
The minister challenges all dioceses to emulate the developments of the south Ankole diocese.
The state minister for economic monitoring from the office of the presidency, Ms. Akello Beatrice Akori, while monitoring government projects in Ntungamo municipality, challenged all religious leaders across the entire country to emulate the developments observed at the Diocese of South Ankole.
The minister’s call to the religious leaders came after visiting the articulated projects at the South Ankole diocese in Ntungamo, located in the southwestern region.
Some of the visited projects include coffee gardens, banana plantations, and irrigation schemes, among others.
The minister quoted the Bible that “when you are lazy, you’re not supposed to eat,” whereby she urged all believers to work hard to get out of poverty.
Bishop Nathan Ahimbisibwe of the South Ankole diocese thanked the Minister for his appreciation for the developments in the diocese.
However, while monitoring Emyooga Saccos in Ntungamo municipality, I found out that a few members of Emyooga Saccos, including salon operators and artist performers, defaulted on their payments.
The minister asked the security team to apprehend the culprits and hold them accountable.
The chairman for the Ntungamo municipality Market Benders Emyooga Sacco, Mr. Denis Mugizi Mbangira, told the minister that some of the Emyooga Saccos’ members think the money was a gift to the electorates.
Ms. Akello cautions stakeholders in the project on policy deviation that if they deviate from the policy, they will cause challenges to the project.
Adding that poor communication leads to poor utilization of government projects,
The minister tasked political leaders, project supervisors, participants in the projects, and heads of departments to own the government projects for the purposes of accountability in all fields.