By Ritah Kemigisa
Economic experts are calling for the streamlining of all wealth creation programs under the Parish Development model.
According to Dr Madina Guloba, a researcher at the Economic Policy Research Centre, EPRC, the model that seeks to drive the decentralisation agenda is late and not well conceptualised.
The model seeks to see development activities planned for and executed in parishes, as the lowest level unit for planning and development, as government moves to advance the benefits of decentralization.
Guloba argues that the timing of many government initiatives are questionable and do not fulfil their intended purposes since many perceive them as mere political movements.
She is also asking the government to create more awareness about the model so that it is well executed.
Government is expected to release at least shs 200 billion to be shared by parishes with each getting shs 17 million starting next year.