President Yoweri Museveni has in his other capacity as chairman of the ruling National Resistance Movement called a meeting of the party Parliamentary Caucus to discuss the implementation of the Parish Development model for Financial Year 2021/22.
The meeting scheduled to take place on Friday August 20, 2021 at Kololo Ceremonial Grounds shall look at modalities on the implementation of the Parish Development Model.
Alex Brandon Kintu, the Caucus Publicity Secretary and Kagoma North MP told Eagle Online that in the meeting, MPs shall share with the president their views concerning the model.
The Parish Development Model is a government strategy that parliament adopted last year for accelerating wealth and job creation, and improving service delivery at parish level. Its objective is to take government to the people in a more effective way through: data gathering, community mobilization and mindset change, area-based enterprise selection & development, provision of financial services, coordination of government programmes, and feedback by the people on government services and wealth programmes.
The Model was identified in the National Development Plan (NDP III) as a means to deepen decentralization and citizen participation in local economic development. Government will require approximately Shs729 billion annually to operationalize this Model.