Nakawa West Member of parliament who also works as NUP spokesperson has rescued vulnerable in different areas of Nakawa west constituency has he distributed 3 tunes of Maize flour and 2 tunes of beans to them.
Joel Ssenyonyi said that since Nabanja money is taking forever, he has decided to distribute 3 tonnes of maize flour and 2 tonnes of beans to different areas in Nakawa West to assist vulnerable.
‘‘Since the Nabanja money is taking forever, we have to Kwebeleramu. Today I distributed 3 tonnes of maize flour & 2 tonnes of beans to different areas in Nakawa West to assist the vulnerable.I encourage us all to do the little we can to help the needy around us,bulyomu agumye munne’’ Joel Tweeted.
Hon. Ssenyonyi’s move has followed the delay of covid1-19 relief fund for vulnerable which the government promised to give to Ugandans affected by the second lockdown of 42 days.
The government through the Prime Minister, Robinah Nabbanja recently revealed that this time use mobile money to deliver cash to vulnerable people who are affected by the second Covid-19 lockdown, instead of distributing food as it was in the first lockdown.
According to Minister for Gender, Betty Amongi, the cabinet identified the following categories of vulnerable persons who depend on daily earning and whose lives will be severely affected as a result of the current 42-day lockdown.
These include bus/taxi drivers and conductors, baggage carriers, wheelbarrow pushers, touts, traffic guides and loaders in the taxi, bus parks and stages and other major commercial centres such as Kikuubo, barmen, djs, barmaids, waiters and bouncers, bar gym and restaurant workers, food vendors in bus, taxi parks and arcades, artists including musicians, comedians, producers and promoters, boda boda riders, special hire drivers and Uber drivers, saloons, massage parlour workers, teachers and support staff in private schools and teachers in government schools not on the government payroll and car washers.
According to Ms Nabbanja, one to receive Nabbanja’s money as its said by Ugandans, he/she should possess a National Identity Card (ID) and their National Identification Numbers (NINs) should match with names registered for the telephone number, if one has been considered by the committee in charge.
The beneficiaries whose contacts are not registered in their names will receive cash through Post Bank.
However, few Ugandans have benefited from the relief fund and majority have not benefited at all since the procedures used to distribute relief fund was not right according to opposition leaders.
Former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) president, Dr.Kizza rushed to the government over the said shs100, 000 allocated for Covid-19 relief cash to Ugandans while addressing journalists last week claiming that it’s too little for an average Ugandan family for a period of 42 days.
“How can you say that you are budgeting 20kg of posho for a family for 42 days, how can that work? Even that posho can’t deal with the needs ofchildren,”Besigye said.
Lukwago laughed it off saying it is a joke for the Ministry of Gender to listed 16 categories of people and that beneficiaries will be identified by town clerks and the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS).
‘‘Town clerks do not have the capacity to identify the most vulnerable groups in various communities.’’, Lukwago said.