By Agnes Kiconco
KIU, Main Campus - The national COVID-19 taskforce headed by Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja has decided to give 100,000 shillings each to the vulnerable people in Uganda as part of the relief program for the 42-day lockdown period.
This decision comes after several meetings and discussions between the Prime Minister and the rest of the COVID-19 taskforce. Following these discussions, a total sum of 53 billion shillings will be released by the government as relief to 530,000 vulnerable Ugandans.
The vulnerable were pointed out as single mothers, cargo off-loaders, saloon operators, taxi drivers, boda boda cyclists, small scale business owners and youth slum dwellers.
The above categories were chosen from Kampala, Masaka, Mbarara, Fortportal, Gulu and Wakiso districts, among others.
Regarding the choice of vulnerable categories identified however, members in the public have pointed out that the method will not be effective since many vulnerable people will be left out.