MINISTER NABAKOOBA MOBILISES WOMEN IN MITYANA TO BENEFIT FROM GOVT’S PARISH DEVELOPMENT MODEL PROGRAM

Lands Minister has been in Mityana district mobilizing hundreds of women to embrace the new government’s Parish Model Development (PMD) program to fight poverty at the household level .

The Minister said the program if well handled and taken on by the people at the parish and village level it will help many to get into the money economy . ” We want to help out people to have money in their pockets , to add value to our produce and increase household incomes ,” She stressed .

Government ministers led by the Prime Minister Robinnah Nabbanja are canvassing the country side to encourage the masses to actively participate in the nation-wide development intervention.

Government announced that it will give each of the 10,000-plus parishes in the country Shs100m annually, up from the previous Shs19m approved by Parliament, to kickstart PDM project. This, the government believes, will lift subsistence households out of poverty.

The PDM has seven Pillars that include – production, storage, processing and marketing; infrastructure
and economic services;- financial inclusion; social services; mindset change; – parish based management information System
governance and administration.

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