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Won Nyaci Yosam Odur Ebii tells Lango to embrace PDM

(Last Updated On: 26 February 2022)

“We are not merely launching the Parish Development Model but the clarity of the vision,” President Museveni.

Lira – February 26, 2022: The Paramount Chief of Lango (Won Nyaci-Won Deo) Mzee Yosam Odur Ebii has asked religious and cultural leaders to promote the newly introduced Parish Development Model (PDM) to help in improving the livelihoods of the people.


Won Nyaci Odur made this call at the training of religious and cultural leaders on PDM operationalisation organized by the Ministry of Gender, Labor and Social Development at St. Lira Hotel, Thursday.


Won Nyaci asked leaders who attended the training to disseminate the knowledge they have got to the public and to ensure the public are better sensitized for it to be impactful.


“Other regions are better but for us, in Lango, there is still a high rate of poverty but I’m happy with the funding under PDM,” Won Nyaci Odur Ebii said, as reported by Radio Voice of Lango FM’s digital unit.


According to the same media source, Lango Cultural Chief, Odur warned beneficiaries against diverting the funds to unplanned activities such as drinking or alcoholism.


Minister of State for Gender, Rtd. Col. (Oyam North MP) Patrick Charles Okello Engola Macodwogo said the program seeks to uplift 39% of Ugandans from subsistence or peasantry to money economy.


The Diocesan Secretary of West Lango Rev. Venerable Robert Edinga said the money allocated to parishes under PDM is too meagre because some parishes have wider geographical boundaries than others.


The clan leader (Awitong) of Omolo Atar Odyakol Bosco Ogwang Edola expressed hope, saying the program will go a long way to uplift Ugandans out of poverty.


Edola called for adequate sensitization in a bid to change the mindset of the public.


The program’s National Facilitator Martin Ocen Odyek said under PDM, the government wants all parishes to improve the status of roads, hotels, health facilities and schools, among others.


The government has earmarked a total of shs 100 million for each of the 10,594 parishes across the country. For a start, each parish will receive shs 17 million.


PDM was officially launched on Saturday in Kibuuke district by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. He was joined by Vice President Jessica Alupo and top government officials, including dozens of the residents.


“During the recently concluded elections, we promised you that the 2021-2026 term is going to be a kisanja for creating wealth, jobs, and incomes for all Ugandans,” President Museveni said via Twitter Saturday night.


“We are not merely launching the Parish Development Model but the clarity of the vision,” he added.

President Museveni launching PDM on Saturday. Courtesy photo.

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