By Gabriel Adrapi

Seventy five groups in the district are set to benefit from the program in the newly approved projects.

Driciru Irene the Chairperson Alionzi Econi youth group in Ayivuni Sub County has placed her trust on the group members based on experience of previous projects.

She says it is the second time the group is receiving money from the government as the group previously has been venturing in to cattle rearing.

Driciru is now calling upon the group members to be more interested in the project and avoid corruption tendencies if they are to reap big.

Members from the various groups selected for this round of funding are expecting economic transformation.

The Chairperson Arua district youth council Bakole Geoffrey is pleased that the young people are now realizing the importance of this program.

He says the seventy five groups selected are attracting funds to a tune of six hundred ten million shillings (610,000,000/=) that will be disbursed to their accounts.

Bakole then cautioned the beneficiary groups to desist from previously made mistakes like failure to repay the funds and some group leaders choosing to benefit solely from the project funds leaving out other members.

Youth Livelihood is a program of the government of Uganda aimed at economically empowering of the youth through business enterprises.

Implementers of the program initially resorted to forceful recovery of funds from the beneficiaries since it is a revolving fund.

The project in some parts of the district was hijacked by the group leaders who had to flee to South Sudan after Arua district local government mounted a though operation to deal with the defaulters. End


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