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Nakawa Councillors trained on PDM, gender-responsive budgeting

Hellen Kasujja, the Deputy Executive Director CIDI noted with concern that whereas PDM has been rolled out by the government, there has been an information gap, especially amongst councillors.

Hellen Kasujja, the Deputy Executive Director CIDI noted with concern that whereas PDM has been rolled out by the government, there has been an information gap, especially amongst councillors.

KAMPALA — The Community Integrated Development Initiative (CIDI) has embarked on training urban councillors on Parish Development Model (PDM).

According to the recent assessment, most of the councillors do not understand how the PDM works.

Hellen Kasujja, the Deputy Executive Director CIDI noted with concern that whereas PDM has been rolled out by the government, there has been an information gap, especially amongst councillors.

Over 100 urban councillors were also trained on gender-responsive budgeting in planning.

“When you talk to councillors and you want them to enlighten communities about the PDM, they always say they don’t understand what it is all about. A reason we had this opportunity to train them on PDM, the aspirations and also make sure that they work towards reaching the last mile,’’ she noted.

Kizza Rogers said, “We need more training from the government so that we can also get back on ground and train our people on how PDM works. We need to include all people so that they all benefit.”

PDM is a multi-sectoral strategy to create socio-economic transformation by moving 39% households out of subsistence economy into the money economy using the money parish as the epicentre for development.

It emphasises the approach of ensuring increased production, processing and marketing, infrastructure and service delivery at the grassroots.

Moses Mubiru, the opinion leader of Mbuya II parish PDM, urged leaders to stop politicising the programme, saying that they should be looking at how they can improve the people’s lives on ground

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