‘’Honorable members, I urge you all to spare two weeks of this recess to sensitize your people about the Paris Development Model ‘’ She said.
Adding… ‘’I expect you to carry out the oversight role as you are mandated. This includes holding the executive accountable and ensuring that it implements policies in accordance with the laws and budget passed by the Parliament.’’
What is the Parish Development model?
The Model positions the parish as the epicenter of multi-sectoral community development, planning, implementation, supervision and accountability. Parish as the lowest reference unit for planning, budgeting and delivery of interventions to drive socio-economic transformation.
- Production, Storage, Processing and Marketing;
- Infrastructure and Economic Services;
- Financial Inclusion;
- Social Services;
- Mindset change;
- Parish Based Management Information System
- Governance and Administration.
The Model proposes building infrastructure and systems that support processing and marketing of Uganda’s agricultural products, generating data on house-holds country-wide to inform Government interventions.
Farmers at Parish level will be coordinated through area-based commodity clusters in order to increase production and productivity that will create sustainable agricultural production.
Farmers will also get access to Agricultural extension services, finance business Management training.
The model also encampasses building infrastructure and systems that support processing and marketing of Uganda’s agricultural products like Coffee, Cotton, Cocoa, Cassava, Tea, Vegetable Oils (Inc. Oil Palm), Maize, Rice, Sugar Cane, Fish, Diary, Beef, Bananas, Beans, Avocado, Shea Nut, Cashew Nuts, Macadamia