NTUNGAMO – The Minister of Education and Sports, Ms Janet Museveni, has donated Shs20 million towards the Ntungamo District Covid-19 Taskforce.
The donation was delivered by Seth Rukurungu, the principal private secretary to the First Lady, to the District COVID-19 Taskforce on Sunday.
Ms Museveni urged the taskforce to use the money in the activities to stop the spread of the pandemic in the district.
The money was received by the RDC Ntungamo George Bakunda in the presence of CAO Turyaheebwa Hanny, DHO Dr. Bakamuturaki Richard and chief finance officer.
RDC Bakunda hailed the first lady for supporting the Ntungamo District COVID-19 Task force and assured her that they will use the donation appropriately.
Meanwhile, Members of Parliament subscribing to the ruling NRM party in Ntungamo District NRM on Monday transferred the Shs80m to the district COVID-19 Taskforce
The money was the part of the Shs10b that Parliament allocated 20m to each MPs to sensitize the general public in every constituency to fight corona virus.
This comes after court ordered MPs to return the self-allocated 20m shillings to to the parliamentary commission, National taskforce or district taskforce.
Handing over the money to Turyaheebwa Hanny,the District chief administrative officer, the state minister for labor and industrial relations Mwesigwa Rukutana noted they would have returned the funds to parliamentary commission or National task force but due to the need in the district, it is right to bring the money to the Ntungamo district to help people who were affected by the corona virus lockdown.
Minister Rukutana revealed that it will take much time regain the funds if they had returned it to consolidated fund.
He commended the four NRM MPs including district woman MP Hon Beatrice Rwakimaari, Ruhaama county MP Mugabe Moses Kahima and Kajara county MP Timuzigu Michael Kamugisha for embracing the ideal of transferring the 80m shillings to the district COVID-19 Task Force.