Dickson Adomati, the Deputy Arua Resident City Commissioner-RCC and chairperson of the City COVID-19 Taskforce said all efforts to know the whereabouts of the UGX 338 million have not yielded positive results.
Arua City COVID-19 Taskforce is bitter over its
failure to access Covid19 Response Funds. The City council approved a budget of
Shillings 338million three months ago to facilitate the COVID-19 responses.
Part of the money is meant for the allowance of
VHTs involved in the COVID-19 fight, surveillance activities and rapid response
team. However, the task force has failed to access the money to date.
In their 14th meeting, the members
of Arua City COVID-19 Taskforce expressed frustration over their failure to
access their money. Dickson Adomati, the Deputy Arua Resident City
Commissioner-RCC and chairperson of the City COVID-19 Taskforce said all
efforts to know the whereabouts of the UGX 338 million have not yielded
He wonders why the district has been able to
access and spend the money.
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Some of the Taskforce members and VHTs in Arua
City intimated that their morale to fight the pandemic has gone down due to lack
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Godfrey Apangu, who represents the City Clerk
to the COVID-19 taskforce, said the cash limit by the Ministry of Finance has
made it difficult to access the money in full.
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There are currently 18 active COVID-19 cases in
the COVID-19 Treatment Unit at Arua Regional Referral Hospital.
has also registered 52 deaths and over 380 under homebased care, which requires
more effort to fight the pandemic.