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Kalungu District Covid-19 Taskforce, Sub County Leaders Clash Over Relief Support

The Sub County leaders are accusing the district COVID-19 Taskforce of deliberately side-lining them in the implementation exercises of the response action yet they were initially consulted in developing the action plans.
Kalungu Resident District Commissioner and Chairperson COVID-19 Taskforce Caleb Tukaikiriza recieving the food receiving relief food recently, Sub county leaders argue that relief is not properly managed

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Disagreements have emerged between Sub-county leaders in Kalungu district and the COVID-19 taskforce over the management of relief support.

The Sub County leaders are accusing the district COVID-19 Taskforce of deliberately side-lining them in the implementation exercises of the response action yet they were initially consulted in developing the action plans. 

Gerald Ssenyondo, the Lukaya Town Council chairperson, says that since the government allocated districts 165 million shillings to coordinate response activities in their areas, the district task force in Kalungu blacklisted lower local government leaders.

Ssenyondo explains that they were instructed to constitute COVID-19 taskforces at sub-county levels to directly coordinate community response activities, but to their dismay, the district has denied them any form of facilitation.

He also accuses the district task force of failing to account for the relief food items collected from the well-wishers.

   //Cue in: “ate ebintu….

Cue out; ….bayina kyebanakola.”//

Charles Muyanja, the Chairperson for Bukulula Sub County argues that the district task force has of late created a big rift with the lower local government leadership, hence denying them the opportunity of closely following up on their activities.

Muyanja says they have continuously pleaded with the district to support the sub-county taskforce with at least fuel to enable them to carry out community mobilization activates on safety guidelines, in vain.

Filda Nabirye the Kalungu District Chief Administrative Officer blames the sub-county leaders for being impatient. 

She explains that the district had to wait for guidelines on how the funds should be utilized.

She, however, says that the sub-counties will receive the support at an appropriate time. 

//Cue in “lwaki tabeera patient….

Cue out; ….zijja kubatuukako.”//