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Prime Minister Flags off Relief Food Distribution in Kampala, Wakiso

The trucks which were today flagged off by the Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda, started the distribution from Bwaise, in the outskirts of Kampala. Rugunda said that the distribution teams will move from door-to-door to avoid crowds that could facilitate the spread of the Coronavirus.
Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda flags off trucks of food for vulnerable people

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Four truckloads of relief food have been flagged off this morning, to aid vulnerable families in the areas of Kampala and Wakiso whose supply chain was cut off by government measures to contain the spread of COVID-19.  

Each of the identified families will receive a package containing 6 Kgs of maize flour, 3 Kgs of beans and salt. In addition, breastfeeding mothers and the sick will receive 2kg of powdered milk and 2kg of Sugar.  

The trucks which were today flagged off by the Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda, started the distribution from Bwaise, in the outskirts of Kampala.  Rugunda said that the distribution teams will move from door-to-door to avoid crowds that could facilitate the spread of the Coronavirus.  

The distribution exercise is being handled by security under Gen. Elly Tumwine working with local Council One Chairpersons.     

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Rugunda says that Kampala and Wakiso had needy people who are less likely to find food during the ongoing lockdown. A number of people in Kampala and Wakiso earn from hand to mouth and cannot work since the government declared a partial lockdown in a bid to fight COVID 19, said Rugunda.  

He also says that the government will distribute food to all hospitals in the Country, Orphanages and barracks.       //Cue in; "In Uganda all...       Cue out…be also covered."//  

The Minister for Relief and Disaster Preparedness Musa Ecweru says that after distribution in Bwaise, they will also distribute to some orphanages in Kampala and Wakiso districts that are in dire need of food. He could not at the time tell the total amount of food to be distributed to different parts of Kampala and Wakiso.  

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Meanwhile the Prime Minister also received a donation of 100 million Shillings from Ham Kiggundu of Ham Enterprises, and walkie-talkies worth 500 million Shillings from Samanda Solutions, the country Representative of Motorola.  

Uganda has 48 confirmed cases of COVID 19, a global pandemic that started in Wuhan China, last year.