KAMPALA — Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja has revealed that she is unded pressure from city businessmen, asking to drop her mobile money relief scheme for the vulnerable groups during the 42 day lockdown.
The PM cliams that the businessmen have started fueling the public against her plan because they had stocked food in anticipation that they would again be contracted to distribute it to the people like the case was in the first lockdown.
“Those people are just jealous because they had stored food to sell it to the government,” Nabbanja says. “But the new scheme kicks them out as middle men. We intend to cut administrative costs that’s why we have gone for the mobile money system which is more convenient and feasible,” she adds.
Nabbanja alsk asked members of the public to stop salivating for the government money if they are well aware that they do not fall in the category of the underprivileged.
She said the special consideration is to be given to people whose financial transactions on mobile money does not exceed UGX 200,000 for the previous month.
“We are going to give out Mobile Money to only the vulnerable people and we shall base on the transactions made on your phone, if you have been receiving some money then don’t expect anything from us,” she said. She also added that they are to retrieve information from telecommunications companies which shall inform their verdict on who deserves the relief package.
Nabbanja also adds that her office will rely on the database from the National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) to guide on which groups deserve to be assisted.
Nabbanja also revealed that the have unanimously resolved to assist single mothers in the urban areas of Kampala and Wakiso districts.
Kampala Capital City Authority Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago proposed that government issues out at least UGX 252,000 to every vulnerable household saying that an average person spends at least UGX 6,000 in a day