Civil Society for Poverty Reduction Resource Governance Coordinator has emphasized the need to improve accountability of programs meant to benefit the vulnerable.

Mubyana Kakenelwa remarks that poverty levels among the underprivileged have remained relatively the same despite state and non-state actors up scaling intervention programs.

Kakenelwa explains that accountability is especially important in the era of Covid-19, as the pandemic has increased financial challenges faced by the most vulnerable in society.

Speaking at the opening ceremony of a Three Day Training on Social accountability in Monze Tuesday, Kakenelwa implored civil society organizations to enhance monitoring for interventions to reach intended beneficiaries.

At the same event, District Administrative Officer Gorretti Bbalo expressed hope that the program would teach participants key control issues in dealing with government resources to prevent fraud and corruption.

Bbalo (in blue) noted that the training is timely as social and economic difficulties have led to an increase in vices such as human trafficking and gender based violence.