The food worth 40 million shillings and includes 20 tons of maize flour has been delivered at Mityana hospital store by Ssingo Maize Millers, after they got cleared for the order which was given to them by the district task force some four months ago.
The desperate move comes amidst a shortage of blood due to the lockdown that led to the closure of educational institutions which are the major blood donors. The blood Bank collected 56,800 Units against a target of 75,000 units of blood during the month of April, the time when the country was in total lockdown
BoU Governor Emmanuel Tumusiime Mutebile issued the warning on Thursday while appearing before Parliament’s National Economy Committee, where he was summoned to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy.
Charles Kateeba, the Managing Director of Uganda Railways Corporation says that they have assessed the risk of resuming operations and concluded that the situation is still risky. He says they will still wait to see the trend the virus takes before they think of reopening.
Several workers had reported back to work, as soon as the government announced that lockdown restrictions had been eased, allowing public transport to resume after a two months Lull. They had worked from home for more than two months, following an outbreak of coronavirus disease, COVID-19.
Julius Mukunda, the Executive Director of the Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group (CSBAG) asked the IMF to include in its facility, terms and provisions which ensure the active participation of civil society in the oversight of all government investments. This was in a statement issued jointly with Oxfam-Uganda.
Patrick Katabaazi, the Executive Director of an independent Think-tank; the Centre for Budget and Tax Policy, proposes that the government enhances the Social Assistance Grants for Empowerment (SAGE) program, to support more vulnerable persons with direct cash transfers during this time.