Chairpersons in Mukono Municipality have started mobilizing for food to support vulnerable
people who missed out on covid-19 relief funds.
The LCI Chairpersons at Ggulu ward, Wantoni, Kitete, Ngandu and Kitega are
reaching out to people of goodwill for support. They argue that some households
missed out on the covid-19 relief cash under unclear circumstances.
the government started the distribution of the COVID-19 relief cash to the
vulnerable populations in municipalities and cities.
Mukasa, the Kitega LCI Chairperson notes that they are overwhelmed by people
who include taxi touts, roadside vendors and slum dwellers flocking their homes
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Muhammad Wasswa Takwana the Ggulu Ward Chairperson says that his area has more
than 15,000 residents but none benefited from the relief cash.
He says that every week, the leaders will identify the most vulnerable people
in the area and extend food relief which includes posho, matooke and beans.
who used to sell sweet plantains at Wantoni taxi park says she is currently stuck
at home without food to feed her three children. Namusu’s husband is a Boda Boda
rider who also stays at home after they were banned from carrying passengers.
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Mukono Municipality Community Based Development Officer Jackeline Mirembe says
much as the municipality may have more than 30,000 vulnerable people, they were
told to register only 14,000 people to benefit from the relief cash.
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Mukono Municipal Mayor Elisa Mukasa Nkoyoyo says the government should think
about other strategies for supporting vulnerable households.