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He however said steps are being taken to penalize “all those who get money from the Sacco and fail to refund the money in time.”
Currently, the prisons Sacco boasts of Shs 2.6bn as their capital with over Shs1.8 bn as savings.
The SACCO has around 5,600 members.
“Members of the prisons Sacco with majority of them being the staff of prisons are borrowing funds from this Sacco to start their own projects including building their own houses with support from the government under the duty free products scheme,” said Byabashaija on Friday in Kampala.
Commissioner General made all the remarks during his tour of the 12 northern region prisons projects.
His tour was to assess how the prisons in different parts of northern Uganda have performed in the last few years and how they can improve living conditions for the inmates.
Byabashaija urged regional commanders of different prisons to find ways of boosting agricultural produce on prisons farms to reduce costs of buying food for the inmates.
Among the prisons the commissioner General visited include Amolator, Kaberamaido, Dokolo, Alebtong, lira,Erute , Otuke,Gulu, Pader,Patongo, Pece and Lugore.