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Kakumiro COVID-19 Taskforce Hunts for UGX 529M to fight COVID-19

According to Senteza, the district health department has totally failed to perform its duties due to lack of funding to boost its operations.

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Kakumiro District COVID-19 Taskforce is hunting for Shillings 529million to help curtail the increasing COVID-19 cases in the district. Currently, the district lacks funding to fight the pandemic despite the surging cases.  

Robert Senteza, the Kakumiro District Health Officer-DHO told Uganda Radio Network that the task force needs funds to facilitate different activities including supporting ambulance services, instituting an effective case management team, fuel for local monitoring, community engagement, sensitization of the public on radios, procuring infection prevention and control supplies among others.  

According to Senteza, the district health department has totally failed to perform its duties due to lack of funding to boost their operations.

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Peter Nsungwa, the Kakumiro Chief Administrative Officer, says that the district is financially constrained. He appeals to all well-wishers, development partners and members of the public to come on board and contribute generously so that the COVID-19 Taskforce can perform its duties.

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Daniel Kikoola, the Kakumiro Resident District Commissioner-RDC who is also the COVID-19 taskforce Chairperson, says that many activities  aimed at stopping the further spread of the pandemic have been put on a hold due to lack of funding to facilitate health teams in the field. He has called on the public to come up and support the COVID-19 Taskforce. 

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Kakumiro district has registered 56 cases since the second wave of the COVID-19 hit the country.  

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