KAMPALA – Uganda’s National Covid-19 Task Force has approved seven priority categories of people to benefit from the covid-19 cash relief.
This was during the meeting chaired by the Prime Minister, Robinah Nabbanja on Wednesday.
The groups considered to be vulnerable include saloon operators, people who load and offload cargo, taxi drivers, boda boda cyclists and single mothers.
Others are the youth in slum areas and those who were initially dealing in petty businesses before the president declared the second lockdown that affected their daily incomes.
According to Minister for ICT and National Guidance Dr. Chris Baryomunsi, the task force resolved to either send mobile money to the most vulnerable people or vouchers to those who do not have mobile money numbers.
He, however, said that the cash proposals of how much each vulnerable person will receive will be discussed and approved on Monday next week in Cabinet.
Baryomunsi said that the sub-committee comprising officials from the department of Relief and Disaster Preparedness and Ministry of Gender should be able to present the list of beneficiaries on Monday in cabinet to determine how much is needed.
Speaking to media on Tuesday, Nabbanja said that anyone who has ever received shs500000 on phone will not be considered vulnerable.