The Defence Secretary Jeremiah Asiimwe was on found selling the same masks at 500 Shillings each. He had sold over 100 masks at the time of his arrest.
Asiimwe who was arrested Selling the government face masks in Kagadi.
Jeremiah Asiimwe, the defence
secretary for Rubiri village in Kagadi district has been arrested for allegedly selling government face masks.
The Health Ministry delivered 341,197 face masks to
Kagadi district last week, to boost control measures against Coronavirus Disease COVID-19. This was the first batch of face masks to be delivered to the
district by the ministry of health ever since the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country in March.
The area Resident District Commissioner Lillian
Ruteraho flagged off the distribution of the face masks to residents of Kagadi
district on Monday, after which, they were handed over to LC1 chairpersons for
distribution to the residents.
However, Asiimwe was on Tuesday found selling the same masks at 500 Shillings each. He had sold over 100 masks at the time of his arrest. RDC Lilian Ruteraho says her office was alerted by some residents who saw Asiimwe selling the face
masks a result of which, he was arrested.
//Cue in; ”Omukassheshe na kera…
Cue out…Masks ne zabusha.”//
Ruteraho has asked residents to report all those who will be selling the government masks to her office for
immediate action to be taken against the culprits.