Government has spent K2.1 million on Skills Development Bursaries under the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) in Kasama District.
Kasama District Commissioner Elizabeth Goma says 821 people benefitted from the bursary scheme in Kasama Central and Lukashya Constituencies by March this year.
Mrs Goma said in an interview that government has remained committed to the provision of bursaries to vulnerable youths in the district to enable them contribute to national development.
She said the K2.1 million is from the 2022 CDF allocations, which has seen 407 people benefiting from the Skills Development Bursaries in Kasama Central Constituency with 414 people benefitting from the programme in Lukashya Constituency.
“I am happy to announce that government has spent K1, 045, 926 on skills development bursaries in Kasama Central Constituency alone with an addition K1, 077, 098 spent on the same scheme in Lukashya Constituency,” Mrs Goma said.
She said the increase in the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) from K1.6 million to K28.3 million has made it possible for the government to provide bursaries to the underprivileged in society.
Mrs Goma urged the youths in the district to take advantage of the bursaries to secure funding for courses of their choice.