By Leilah Bbaale
Members of Masindi Emyooga Journalists Sacco are demanding for a special audit and investigations into two Journalists’ Emyooga Saccos in the counties of Buruli and Bujenje in Masindi District.
The issue was raised by the members of Masindi Emyooga Journalists Sacco on Tuesday afternoon at the official handover of Emyooga certificates at Masindi Stadium. They revealed that members in those two groups are not Journalists.
Jackson Makolo, a journalist working with UBC radio Masindi also a member of Masindi Emyooga Journalists Sacco said that they are well-organised and before they started the Sacco, they know each other. He says that they should audit and investigate the two groups, and the members because they are not Journalists.
Yosam Gucwaki a journalist working with Vision Group also a member of Masindi Emyooga Journalists Sacco is wondering why the commercial officer registered those groups, yet they are not composed of journalists.
Moses Kalyegira the senior commercial officer Masindi district said they had not formed Sacco for Journalists until Micro Finance Support Centre approached, and told them to search for people who give news, or reporters to form the journalists sacco. He also noted they may not come from the Journalist’s Association but reporting for the Residence District Commissioner.
Businge Joab the Mayor Masindi Municipality noted that the idea came from the central government, and there are many Emyooga Sacco members who are not doing the same economic activity since there were no verification of academic documents for registration.
Dominic Tibasimwa the Deputy Residence District Commissioner Masindi said that they are going to look into the matter and resolve it.