Was it given to foreigners? – Kamya on claims of Museveni’s cash going to non- existent Saccos

Kenneth Kazibwe

Kampala Minister, Beti Olive Namisango Kamya has responded to reports that a number of Saccos that benefitted from president Museveni’s cash were non- existent.

President Museveni has for the last few weeks been touring various places in Kampala and Wakiso including youth projects in Wakiso plus markets and arcades where he donated cash to Savings and Credit Cooperative Societies (Saccos) to help locals develop themselves and also inject more capital in their businesses.

However, a number people, including politicians have since lashed out at Museveni for dishing out the money before claiming that he had been duped into giving money to non-existent Saccos.

Responding to a question in regards the money donated to Saccos by the president, the Kampala Minister said whoever is making the allegations are jealousy of the cash donated to various Saccos.

“In any case if even the money was given to fake Saccos,it was not given to Chinese, or Kenyans.It was neither exported to Zambia.It was given to Ugandans,”Kamya said on Thursday.

“The money was not buried in soil, neither was it thrown away. Even if it had been thrown, it would be picked by Ugandans and would have a multiplier effect because it would be spent locally.”

The Kampala Minister said that the beneficiaries were carefully chosen by State House, saying that all they did was in accordance with the law.

Kamya wondered where the rightful members of the Saccos were when the said fake people attended the meetings in which Museveni gave out the cash.

According to Kamya, there is no program which is 100 percent correct but noted that if it exceeds 50 percent, it is already perfect, adding this was true with Museveni’s cash interventions which she insisted were a success.

“The only problem with Uganda is haters who have brought plots on social media to pour venom on whoever has a solution. These people want to create problems for every solution which is bad,”Kamya said.

“These are the unemployed who spend most of their time on social media and they also engage in protests in the city whenever chance avails itself.”

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