Kanduyi Mp warns Uwezo funds beneficiaries from embezzling it
01 December 2014, 22:57
Bungoma - Kanduyi Member of Parliament Wafula Wamunyinyi has warned the Uwezo fund beneficiaries from embezzling funds and instead invest in profitable projects.
Wamunyinyi said that some beneficiaries were fond of misusing the funds through the personal use and cautioned them against such behaviours.
Speaking at the Kenya Medical Training College in Bungoma town during the issuance of Sh 17.6 million Uwezo funds to 144 youth and women groups, the legislator cautioned those who benefited from embezzling the cash and instead put it in good use.
"This money is meant to benefit you and change your lifestyle, but if you engage in misappropriation of the same then you will be held responsible for it," said Wamunyinyi.
He noted that the funds should be used properly so that it can be serviced to benefit other groups that did not succeed.
"This funds need to enhance livelihood by starting micro profit making businesses and hence help residents to earn a living through it," noted the legislator.
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He said that discipline and internal group regulations will enable the beneficiaries to service the loan on time and called on them to stick to their projects objectives to realize the profits.
He challenged the groups that benefited to stick to the proposals and plans of their projects and not to change it once they receive the funds.
"Let each group stick to its initial plans and use the funds appropriately so that they can realize their dreams because we have funded the groups according to their planned projects strengths," he said.
Bungoma County women rep Dr. Reginalda Wanyonyi noted that the money will only benefit the groups if they are united in realizing their goal.
She called on women to stand up and compete with men in political arenas so that they cannot be marginalized.
"Women are equal partners and we need to compete for elective positions so that we can initiate many development conscious projects," she said.
Uwezo funds will benefit women if they remain focused, this loan is very essential for their upkeep and those who haven't benefitted should keep on asking for it so that they can also benefit from the second batch that will be released very soon.
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