Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda and State Minister of Planning David Bahati on Friday handed over their shares of the 20billion which parliament allocated itself, to the Kabale district Covid-19 task force.
The Shs 40million was handed over to officials at the Kabale District offices by Emmanuel Ninsiima Bigirwa the Prime Minister’s personal assistant and Wilber Kanyesigye, Bahati’s assistant.
In addition to the 20million, Minister Bahati also donated 30 tonnes of maize flour to the district taskforce, which were handed over to the Kabale RDC and head of the taskforce Darius Nandinda and Patrick Besigye Keihwa the Kabale LC5 chairman.
Nandinda, thanked Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda and Minister Bahati for supporting the people of Kabale district and assured that the district task force will use the money to serve the intended purpose.
Patrick Besigye Keihwa the Kabale LC5 chairman says the district is considering extending relief food to the people who have been affected recently by floods.
Meanwhile, there has been concerns over the unexplained delay in the distribution of Covid-19 relief food by the Kabale district taskforce.
The food that exceeds 50 tonnes was donated by well-wishers to the district covid-19 task force but it still being kept at the main store of the district headquarters.
The according to locals, is in spite the ongoing suffering which has been worsened by destruction caused by floods.
RDC Nandinda claims the food they have is still insufficient and they are still wating for more people who made pledges to fulfil them.