KAMPALA – The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) Spokesperson Ssemujju Nganda has noted that food distribution should have started immediately the stay home measure was announced.
In a Monday, April 6 statement Ssemujju said that what a ‘sensible’ government should have done is to form constituency relief committees that should have been charged with food distribution simultaneously.
“Instead distribution is being done by the same team. So Wakiso has to wait until Kampala is covered,” he said.
He alleged that registration of beneficiaries has also been riddles with the usual incompetencies.
“Names of people who have been hit hard by the lockdown are being removed from the register by RDVs and NRMS vigilantes,” reads an excerpt.
Ssemujju said that the FDC thinks local committees should be entrusted with registration and distribution.
“The food should also be enough to feed families for the whole duration of the lockdown. Failure to feed people is what is causing problems in India,” Semmujju said.
He added, “Slum areas should be targeted because of the sheer congestion. In fact special committees should be formed and deployed in these areas for the whole duration of the lockdown.”
According to Ssemujju, residents of these areas must be fed properly and advised to stay home.