Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja has said that government will give out cash tokens to people who have been most affected by the COVID-19 induced lockdown.
While announcing the government’s COVID-19 relief plan at the Office of the Prime Minister on Sunday, Nabbanja said this time government will not give out food packages.
During the first lockdown in April last year, the government distributed food to vulnerable groups of up to 1.5 million people in areas of Kampala and Wakiso.
The exercise was however termed as ‘slow and inconsistent.’
Official figures from the Office of the Prime Minister show that at least 855,281 residents in Kampala who desperately need food were served, but Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago said that this was not true.
Ugandans on social media have now urged the newly vetted prime minister Nabbanja to make sure that this time, the process is as transparent as it possibly could.
The Center for Law and Emerging Economies said in a tweet that distributing relief via mobile money would be efficient if done fairly.