Government yet to approve a second relief plan for Mubende
By: Melanie Aanyu
Leaders in Mubende District have clarified that the government has not approved a second relief plan as hundreds appeal for relief intervention, more than a week into the second lockdown.
Speaking to the media yesterday, Mr Samuel Ssebuguzi, a taxi driver and a resident of Kirungi Village in Mubende Municipality, said he is struggling to feed his family.
Ms Faridah Namuleme, market vendor, is among the many affected groups that have appealed to the government for extra food.
In Mubende Municipality, where more than 45,000 jobs are on halt as a result of the extended Ebola lockdown according to the mayor, Mr Innocent Ssekiziyivu, the relief food supplied by the government could not cover every individual under lockdown, but targeted the most vulnerable groups.
The Resident District Commissioner and the chairperson of the district Ebola task committee, Ms Rosemary Byabashaija, said they received 750 tonnes of maize and 375kg of beans when the government announced the first lockdown on October 15.