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130,000 Miss Out on Face Masks in Isingiro

William, Kubaryenda Rwakanuma, Chairperson LCIII Endiizi, Sub-county said they received only 5,000 masks to be given to a population of 100,000 people.
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130,000 people in Isingiro District have missed receiving the free face masks from the government.

The district has 29 Sub counties and town councils with a population of 638,797 inclusive of refugees hosted in two settlements.  Last month, 470,003 masks were delivered to the district.

However, the masks were not enough with all sub counties and town councils receiving either half or less than half of the required.

William Kubaryenda Rwakanuma, the Chairperson LCIII Endiizi, Sub-county said they received only 5,000 masks to be given to a population of 100,000 people.

//Cue in: “actually as mask…

Cue out: …got that masks.”//

Abel Nayebare, Chairperson Rwenkwazi village said he submitted a list of 500 people but only 105 received masks, which has caused an uproar in the community.

//Cue in: “abantu bonibaingi kandi…

Cue out: …bampeire kikumi atano.”//

Elias Bamutonda, Chairperson Buhunga central Village in Buhunga Parish said that despite being closer to the Uganda –Tanzanian border, the area received only 300 instead of 600 masks. 

//Cue in: “nka itwe abantu…

Cue out: …kuhereza mask ezindi.”//

Mathias Kweyunga, Chairperson LCI 48 trading centre, says that the area was supposed to receive 1,200 face masks to cover the trading centre but only received 420 leaving a deficit of 780.

Wilbroad Sande, the Rwanjogyera Sub County Chairperson, said that being a new Sub County they were never considered in the distribution but shared with those that were given to Endiizi Sub County.

“This sub-county is new it was not considered for the masks and if it wasn’t for Endiizi Sub County to give some I had missed out”, he said.

Herbert Muhangi, Isingiro Chairperson Covid-19 task force, says that they need more 130,000 face masks and have already written to the Ministry of Health.

//Cue in: “also some masks…

Cue out: …requesting for more.”//

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