By Agnes Kiconco
KIU, Main Campus – The government of Uganda through the Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja, is set to release shillings 100,000 COVID-19 relief cash to the listed vulnerable Ugandan individuals on 6th July 2021.
After several interactions with the COVID-19 national task force, a list of vulnerable people was put together and among these are; bar, gym and restaurant workers, DJs, teachers in private schools and teachers in government schools but not on government pay-roll, orphaned children, cargo-lifters, shoe shiners and cobblers, bus and taxi conductors, food vendors, boda boda riders, special hire drivers and Uber drivers plus slum dwellers and street vendors among the 16 vulnerable groups.
The relief cash is expected to aid the listed vulnerable persons to purchase maize flour, beans, cooking oil, washing soap and other home necessities.
In preparation for releasing the COVID-19 relief cash, the government has today, 30th June started the registration of those expected to receive the relief fund.
Registration of beneficiaries will be conducted by officials of Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) and town clerks. The statistics body will then dispatch teams to collect data about the poor persons which then be compared to the already existing data so as to formulate a validated and accurate list of vulnerable persons.
The survey will be conducted and a list of vulnerable persons is expected to be ready by 4th July so as to have the money distributed on 6th July 2021.
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