On Monday police spokesman Fred Enanga said the distribution is likely to lead to the spread of the corona virus. He advised all people distributing food to stop and take the food to the district COVID-19 task force coordinators for proper distribution.
The National Unity Platform-NUP has condemned the police ban on distribution of food to vulnerable people during the lockdown.
On Monday police spokesman Fred Enanga said the distribution is likely
to lead to the spread of the corona virus. He advised all people distributing
food to stop and take the food to the district COVID-19 task force coordinators
for proper distribution.
also said they are worried that the food distributed could be contaminated with aflatoxins and others. He
said if the food is taken to the task forces, experts would
be able to test it for quality before it is distributed.
The ban comes days after opposition politicians have been distributing food to
vulnerable groups in different parts of the country.
In a statement released on Tuesday, NUP President Robert Kyagulanyi
aka Bobi wine castigated the police for the decision.
Kyagulanyi explains that the government is embarrassed because they
have failed to help the citizens during the lockdown.
“It is well known that the regime promised Shs 100,000 to
desperate citizens, as small as it was, it has not reached even 1% of the
deserving citizens. There is every indication that the people of Ugandans are
completely on their own. There is every reason to fight on until the citizens
free themselves from humiliation,” reads the statement.
Kyagulanyi thanked leaders who have chosen to distribute food
relief to vulnerable households.
Joel Ssenyonyi NUP Spokesman said leaders cannot look on as the citizens
starve. He says that the party will defy the directives.
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Last year, Mityana Municipality MP Francis Zaake has been arrested
on allegations of defying a ban on the distribution of relief food by
individuals. President Yoweri Museveni had earlier on advised that all relief
supplies should be channelled through the National COVID-19 task force, to
avoid exposing people to circumstances that can lead to the spread of the