Ministry of Gender stuck with SAGE.
The Ministry of Gender, labour and social Development is stuck with rollout of the Social Assistance
Grants for Empowerment (SAGE) which is targeting older persons in the 85 districts.
The minister of state for Gender,labour and social Development Peace Mutuzo while appearing before
the Gender committee together with the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Gender, labour and
social Development James Ebitu said that the Social Assistance Grants for Empowerment programme is
in a shortfall of 45.58 billion shillings.
Ebitu told the committee that the amount required to sustain this programme rollout is worth 142 .4
billion shillings of which 34 billion will come from donors and government is required of 108 billion
shillings though it has allocated only 62 billion shillings for the next financial year 2020/21.
He stated that the available resources cannot support the full payment of the estimated 358,000
beneficiaries across the country.