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Iganga MP Mugema, RDC Clash over Relief Food Delivery

While addressing journalists on Sunday, Mugema says that he liaised with different taskforce members whom he notified of his intentions to donate food to the COVID-19 district task force, but was surprised that none of them showed up to receive his items at the district headquarters.
Some of the residents captured while grabbing the food items on Saturday evening. courtesy photo.

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Iganga municipality member of parliament Peter Mugema has faulted Eva Kwesiga, the area Resident District Commissioner (RDC) for intentionally rejecting his relief food.

His statement comes after residents grabbed the relief food which he was meant to deliver to the COVID-19 taskforce on Saturday evening. Mugema who had carried the truck drivers to avail his donation of seven tonnes of maize flour to the taskforce members fled the scene as residents fought to offload the goods.

While addressing journalists on Sunday, Mugema says that he liaised with different taskforce members whom he notified of his intentions to donate food to the COVID-19 district task force, but was surprised that none of them showed up to receive his items at the district headquarters.

He says that people had already surrounded the district headquarters to wait for the RDC Kwesiga to give them food, and it was not easy for Mugema to control the hungry people from grabbing the food.

Mugema further accused Kwesiga of politicizing the taskforce activities where she sidelines all leaders that disagree with her mode of operation.

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However, Kwesiga claims that Mugema brought his food items when all responsible officials were handling other field activities and he failed to wait for them to return as earlier requested.        

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