Dokolo – As it’s written in the Bible – 1 Timothy 5:23 and it says: “Stop drinking only water and use a little wine because of your stomach and your frequent illnesses”, a section of Dokolo district local government staff have saved millions of shillings through drinking local liquors – especially popular ‘mogo-amoga’ in order to save their domestic stresses.
TND News has learnt that some staff resolved to form a saving group after realizing tense financial crisis in their families during festive season.
These staff under their group of locally brewed drink “Malwa” SACCO has this year 2019 saved Uganda shillings 4.1 million.
Their plan over the available saving is to invest in their homes as they continue to do their work with local government.
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Isah Mboge, the chief administrative officer [CAO] Dokolo confirmed the development to our reporter on Thursday at the side-line of a meeting he was attending.
He says: “Locals should do the same for sustainability.”
The CAO who’s yet to be one of the “Malwa” SACCO members, however, refused to give our reporter names of his staff who are saving through progressive boozing.
“The group secretary told me that they have a big plan for the future,” he added.
Earlier, CAO Mboge spoke during a meeting of district stakeholders on Agriculture Cluster Development Project organized by Ministry of Agriculture Animal Husbandry and Fisheries – MAAIF.
Mr. Mboge who was transferred from Serere district to Dokolo, confessed that government cannot feed all the population in the country but locals need to save for development.
According to Mboge, when he was still in Serere district, a very serious disaster attacked them and government came to intervene by providing relief but this was not enough.
“Out of 52 weeks in a year, government could only feed the affected households for only one week,” he told the meeting.
He added that locals must learn and embrace saving culture if they are to progress and put some development for the future generation.
On “Malwa” SAACO, it is not yet known whether the group will continue in 2020.