Forum for Democratic Change’s (FDC) Presidential Flag bearer Patrick Oboi Amuriat has promised to extend 100,000 shillings to each household within the country for six months commencing May 2021.
While campaigning on Tuesday in Bukooma Town Council, Luuka District said this was the quickest route to offset the various challenges which were occasioned by Government’s decision to put the country under key and lock following the Covid-19 outbreak in March 2020.
As of October 2020, there was fear that economic disruptions caused by the novel corona virus was likely to push 3.1 million Ugandans into poverty according to a United Nations Development Program report titled “The Socio economic impact of Covid-19 in Uganda”.
In its April 2020 policy brief titled “The Socio economic impact of Covid-19 in Uganda”, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) warned that 3.6 million Ugandans were at risk of sliding into poverty if an eight week lock down was imposed and no urgent measures taken.
Meanwhile, Amuriat promised to elevate teacher’s pay and set a fixed salary for Local Council (LC) Chairpersons as a way of elevating service delivery at grass root level.
“We will pay Chairpersons of LC I UGX 140,000 per month and LC 2 240,000 per month so that they don’t disturb you when you want letters from them,” he hinted.
“Those letters shall be given free of charge….The least paid school teacher will be paid 800,000 shillings and the least paid secondary teacher will be paid 1, 200, 000 shillings,” Amuriat added.
He therefore urged Busoga residents to vote the FDC this time round if they want to realize a change in their fortunes.
“You may say you have been given a ministry through your daughter Namuganza (Persis) but how has her ministry helped you yet people are still living in such conditions?” Amuriat pondered.
“You might say you had the Vice President of Uganda Specioza Kazibwe, how did Specioza Kazibwe transform Busoga? You might say you have the speaker of parliament, number three in the country but how has this helped Busoga to develop?” he further inquired.