By Our Reporter
Members of youth groups in Bwijanga sub county, Masindi district have expressed their dissatisfaction over how technologies are distributed to non-applicants under Wealth Operation Creation (OWC) as the would be real beneficiaries are left out.
Members disclosed the scenario recently when they had a meeting with a team of journalists from Grater-Masindi Media Practitioners’ Association (GMEPA) at Kisoga village in Bwijanga Sub County.
One of the members identified as Fred Mugisa, a resident of Kyamugamba village said that, whenever technologies supplied under OWC are delivered at the sub county, people who applied do got get them instead they are distributed to non-applicants.
Musinguzi disclosed that, people move from villages to the sub county only to find nothing yet they always waste money in transport and time and therefore asked the OWC officer for Bwijanga County and the sub county chief with his chairperson the right people who applied for technologies are the ones to benefit.
Jackson Wamani, a resident of Kisalizi village in Bwijanga Sub County added that even after forming youth groups, it has still remained very hard for them to benefit from OWC program and others like Community Demand Driven (CDD) program among others.
However; officers working with the district production department who declined to be identified because they are not authorized to speak to media said that, the youth are not categorized among special groups that are supposed to be given special attention under OWC program since only civilian veterans, military wing, HIV patients and staffs are the ones catered for.
The officers instead blamed the sub county chief and the LC III chairperson for not informing the intended beneficiaries on when to pick the technologies they applied for because the work of OWC officer is only to oversee distribution exercise. They however intimated that, the demand for OWC is overwhelming since everyone wants to get yet the resources are not enough.