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Government clears 8,600 parishes for PDM funds

By: Melanie Aanyu

Aanyu Melanie | 95timefm

The government has cleared at least 8,600 parishes to disburse the Parish Development Model (PDM) money from the Sacco accounts to the individual beneficiaries for investment.

The findings are contained in the PDM implementation status report adopted by Cabinet on

The Minister of Local Government, Mr Raphael Magyezi, said of the registered 10,594 parishes, only 8,600 parishes qualified for the final stage of accessing the PDM funds.

He added that efforts are underway to ensure that all Saccos start to disburse the funds to the final beneficiaries by February 2023.

For any Sacco to qualify for the final stage of investing the PDM fund, it must be approved by the Parish Development Committee (PDC) and the Parish Chiefs after assessing that the beneficiaries are ready to use the funds to maximise their household incomes.

On Wednesday, the government released Shs264b for PDM and the Permanent Secretary/Secretary to the Treasury, Mr Ramathan Ggoobi, requested that the Saccos that have not utilised the funds under the initial disbursements should not be given more money until they meet all the requirements.