KAMPALA – Finance Minister Matia Kasaija has advised vulnerable people to carefully spend the yet to be given out Covid-19 relief money.
This is after cabinet approving 16 groups to receive cash relief including; barmen, DJs, barmaids, waiters, waitresses and bouncers, gym and restaurant workers, food vendors in tax, bus parks and arcades, musicians, comedians, producers, promoters, salon and massage parlour employees, teachers and support staff in in both government and private schools, car washers, slum dwellers, street vendors, shoe shiners, orphans and vulnerable children.
Kasaija said that he will release Shs54 billion next week to help over 1 million people in 500,000 households in Kampala, and other cities and municipalities.
However, he advised the beneficiaries to utilize the money by buying only essential commodities for their consumption especially food.
While addressing the press at the Uganda Media Center in Kampala on Tuesday, the Minister for Gender, Betty Amongi said that each beneficiary will receive shs100,000 to cater for the purchase of 20kg of posho at shs40,000, 10kg of beans for shs25000, a bar of soap at shs3000, a three-liter-jerrican of cooking oil for shs 120,000 and the remaining shs20,000 to be used for other items at home.