WOMEN DECRY BUREAUCRACY IN ACCESSING GOV’T PROGRAMMMES

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Women under their umbrella body, Women Network for Human Rights Advocacy, have challenged government to put in place less bureaucratic strategies those women with less education skills to easily benefit from government programs of wealth creation
The Programmes Coordinator WONETHA Proscovia Namakula says many target women have since been left out on these projects due to the bureaucracy and self-stigma

Government, in a bid to enhance welfare of citizens, has put in place a number of programmes intended to benefit target groups of people.
The recent one targeted to create jobs and enhance people’s welfare, such as taxi drivers, hawkers, vendors, mechanics and women vendors, among others, is known as Emyooga.
However, due to bureaucracy, coupled with self-stigma of, especially the semi-illiterate, many people have since been left out on such programmes.
Proscovia Namakula is the Programmes Coordinator, Women Network for Human rights Advocacy- WONETHA.

According to Proscovia, eliminating bureaucracy will give chance to special interest groups to benefit from these programs.
Kampala capital city Authority has now embarked on an initiative to equip the target groups to benefit from these projects, and the procedures to follow.

Kampororo says some people are self-stigmatized because they treat themselves as rejects in society, given their different status.

It’s worth noting that a number of government projects on wealth creation and welfare enhancement have mainly been targeting grass root women.

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