The food worth 40 million shillings and includes 20 tons of maize flour has been delivered at Mityana hospital store by Ssingo Maize Millers, after they got cleared for the order which was given to them by the district task force some four months ago.
But residents of cell B and A in Ishaka Municipality say that instead of getting the food at no cost, many of them are forced to pay for it. Joan Tumwebaze, the Vice-Chairperson of Cell B said that she bought two 5-kilogram bags of maize flour at 10,000 Shillings, even when the bags were branded with particulars of Hajji Basajjabalaba, who donated them to the taskforce.
According to the initial arrangement, the government intended to distribute six kilograms of maize floor and three kilograms of beans to every member of the affected families to cover the period when the country is in lockdown mode. Lactating mothers in some areas have also received Lato milk and sugar.
Bishop Johnson Twinomujuni, handed over the relief food to the leaders of the five districts including the Resident District Commissioners, Chairpersons Local Council V and Chief Administrative officers.