People Living HIV/AIDS in Muhanga town council in Kabale have faulted the authorities for discriminating against them in the implementation of the National Agricultural Advisory Services-NAADSA program. John Mujurizi, the chairperson of People Living HIV/AIDS in Muhanga town council says they are disappointed with the town council and NAADS leadership for sidelining them in the implementation of the program, which is aimed at improving household incomes.
He particularly singles out Julius Tweyongyere, the Muhanga town council NAADS coordinator for frustrating efforts by members of HIV/AIDS Positive Liver’s clubs to benefit from the program. Mujurizi claims that Tweyongyere has denied them a chance of benefiting from the program for the last four years despite the fact that they have been making their co-funding contribution.
He says that they forwarded their complaints to Eudia Mutabazi, the town clerk Muhanga town council but she has failed to act. Geoffrey Byamukama, the chairperson for persons living with HIV/AIDS in Kabale district says the way the NAADS program is being implemented has frustrated many of their members. He says it is high time the authorities intervene to save the situation.
He says the situation is not any different in Kaharo Sub County.
Julius Tweyongyere, the NAADs coordinator Muhanga town council has declined to comment on the allegations against him saying the matter has already been forwarded to his bosses.
James Kasimbazi, the Kabale district NAADs coordinator says that he has heard complaints from the persons living with HIV/Aids despite the fact that no formal complaint has been made to his office.
Kasimbazi says they will investigate the complaints to find the cause of the confusion before taking appropriate action.