Gov't donates food to the vulnerable
This was the first Phase of the relief food which was flagged off in Kampala by the Prime Minister of Uganda Ruhakana Ru ...
KAMPALA-The government of Uganda has donated to the vulnerable people of Bwaise, Kawempe division in Kampala relief food in form of posho and beans.
On Saturday a group led by the Minister of Kampala Betty Amongi, state minister of Kampala Bena Namugwanya, officials from KCCA, the Police and the army delivered the food to the local leaders of Bwaise who were to distribute it with the help of the LDUs and the Red Cross.
This was the first Phase of the relief food which was flagged off in Kampala by the Prime Minister of Uganda Ruhakana Rugunda.
The distribution of the food is in line with the Presidential directives on the ban on transport and putting the country on lockdown.
On Thursday during the plenary seating, the Parliament halted the distribution of relief food and the speaker of Uganda Rebecca Kadaga told Rugunda that it wasn't fair to give out food to some parts of the country and leave out the others yet the country was on lockdown.
"The whole country should be considered and please let the distribution be put on hold so that there is a new plan put in place for everyone," Kadaga said.
Every person in the family is to receive six Kilograms of posho and three kilograms of beans, Amongi said.
Amongi said, "The pickups are to get the food from the big trucks with the leadership of the LC and when it reaches the villages, the police, LDUs and the Red Cross will move door to door to give out the food," she said.
She urged all people to remain at home as the Ministry of Health had earlier said and observe social distancing in order to fight the spread of the pandemic.
"I urge to remain at home as the distribution of the food starts and I also encourage you to observe the guidelines that were issued by the Ministry of Health in the fight against the deadly pandemic," Amongi said.
As we are all aware the world is in an emergency situation and as a country, we are trying to avoid any drastic issues, Hussein Hud, Kawempe Resident City Commissioner said.
He thanked the government for giving the first priority to the people of Kawempe and he called upon all well-wishers to come and give a hand to the government.
Proscovia Nantaba, mother of four who received 30kg of posho and 15kg of beans who lives in Kisenyi 1, Bwaise in Kawempe thanked the government for helping and remembering them in this time of struggle.
"I want to thank the president and the government of Uganda for running back to us and giving us aid inform of food. Since the lockdown and ban on transport, we started limiting ourselves on how much we could consume with my children because I was no longer working," she said.