Gov’t gives Shs5m to families of the Freedom City stampede victims
By AFAYO SHADRACH BETHEL
President Yoweri Museveni has directed that each family that lost a loved one in the Freedom city stampede be given shs5 million to help them in burial arrangements, the Vice President, Jessica Alupo has said.
She explained that whereas each family will receive shs5 million for a person lost during the incident, the one that lost two will consequently receive shs10 million.
At Freedom City Mall on Monday afternoon, the Vice President also had a private meeting with the families to convey the government and President Museveni’s condolences.
Alupo who was in company of the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Maj Gen Tumsuime Katsigazi and other senior police commanders also pledged before the families that government is going to ensure justice is served by expediting investigations into the incident and culprits face the wrath of the law.