KAMPALA — President Yoweri Museveni reasoned that “if each individual can consume about 250g of the relief posho [maize meal] per meal, you can obtain enough calories to enable you to considerably survive for quite some time. The food should not be consumed wastefully”.
Chairing a cabinet meeting on Monday the President demonstrated to ministers how one can survive on 2.5kg of posho for ten days.
The “scientific conclusion” he and his team drew was therefore that 2.6kg of posho can take one through 10 days – if consumed sparingly.
The President wanted to get a better understanding of how one can consume the food being distributed “optimally during this period”.
He tasked his culinary staff with prepare a kilogramme of the maize flour from that being distributed by the COVID-19 relief team.
After arriving on the conclusion he would later extend the lockdown for 14 days pending to review only if the new measures in easing the lockdown, which are to take effect after the proper masks have been distributed – “up to the village”.