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1,000 in Mbale City Miss Covid-19 Relief Fund

According to the Mbale City Deputy Town Clerk, Kenneth Khatuli, records of at least 1,289 people who registered for the fund had been bounced back for not meeting the criteria.
Mbale City Deputy Town Clerk Kennteh Khatuli

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More than 1,000 vulnerable people in Mbale City who had registered to benefit from the Covid19 relief cash have missed out over submitting contradicting information.  

Mbale City registered 9,125 people who were supposed to receive 100, 000 Shillings.

According to the Mbale City Deputy Town Clerk, Kenneth Khatuli, records of at least 1,289 people who registered for the fund were bounced back for not meeting the criteria.

Khatuli says that the majority did not have National Identity Cards, others had used one ID to register several telephone numbers and others lacked phone contacts. Other anomalies include registered numbers being out of service which made it hard for the system to verify their details.

He said that although these categories of people missed the money, the authorities have been verifying the records and payment would resume.

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However, some people who registered but did not receive the money accuse the city council authorities of registering their people.

Wamboya sayiya, a Boda Boda cyclist from the post office stage says they are about 32 people at the stage but none received the relief even after being registered by their stage chairperson.  

Mugoya Mutwalib, from Republic stage, says only 7 people out of 48 Boda Boda members who registered at a stage received the cash.

Ambrose Wamimbi, who owns a saloon along Naboa Street, says they have been waiting for the relief cash in vain. He says that the whole process was dominated by discrimination from the people who were registering the beneficiaries.

Jacinta Nambuya, a bar operator on Naboa street says the LCI Chairpersons only registered the people they knew.

The chairperson post office stage, Nabende Amidu states that he registered all his members and submitted the list to the office of the town Clark but none of his members received any relief.  

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