Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Uganda's Auditor General wants gov't commitment to the Older Persons grants

“Despite the strategies Government has put in place to ensure sustainability of the SCG program, there is need for Government to demonstrate its commitment by clearing the accumulated arrears owed to the senior citizens. The government also needs to strengthen its systems in terms of creating awareness and building capacity of the Local governments so that they can take ownership of the program.”

This is one of the recommendations contained in the recently released report by the Auditor General To Parliament for the year ended 30th June 2022. In June 2022, government of Uganda took over full sponsorship of the Senior Citizens Grant (SCG) under the Social Assistance Grants for Empowerment(SAGE) and currently a total of sh5.1b is in arrears... Read More