The accountability required by the RDC is for the inland travel allowances of 70 Million Shillings, 37 Million Shillings for allowances, 22 Million for vehicle maintenance, and 20 Million Shillings for transporting vaccines to the vaccination centers.
RDC Ms Justine Mbabazi (Left) at the recent taskforce meeting
District Commissioner for Wakiso District Justine Mbabazi has asked the
District medical team to account for funds that were allocated to handle
Covid-19 emergency responses in the district.
The accountability is for the inland travel allowances of 70 Million Shillings,
37 Million Shillings for allowances, 22 Million for vehicle maintenance, and 20
Million Shillings for transporting vaccines to the centres.
Mbabazi said that the required accountabilities should be presented by the
medical team at the next sitting of the District Covid Taskforce meeting.
She explained that the concern on issues of accountability is because the
Ministry of Local Government sent the funds to the district purposely to handle
Covid emergency response.
Mbabazi also said that they have received information about the people at the
vaccination centers soliciting money from the people who turn up for
“We are investigating and all those caught in the act and or found culpable
shall be dealt with in accordance with the law,” Mbabazi said.
She was speaking in an interview after the District Taskforce Committee meeting
at Wakiso headquarters where they discussed strategies on how to implement the
presidential directives regarding the increase of Covid vaccination.
“We have agreed to continue with community sensitization also targeting daily
markets as well as religious leaders of the different denominations as far as
Covid-19 is concerned at Wakiso,” Mbabazi.
Mbabazi’s demand for accountability followed a report by the District Health
Officer, Dr Mathias Lugoloobi, Wakiso District showing that the district has
since received Shillings 323 million which was spent on various activities like
district rapid response teams, sample collection, training of laboratory
technicians, risk assessment, monitoring and supervision of home-based care as
well as data collection and supervision.
He also said
that 147 Million Shillings awaits approval from the District Council and
another Shillings 90 million for vaccines.
According to Dr Lugoloobi, Wakiso District has to date received 435,258 doses
which have since been distributed to the 30 vaccination centers across the
However, Dr Lugoloobi revealed that they are facing the major challenge of
accessing the vaccines from the National Medical Stores- NMS which he said they
keep saying they are waiting for authorization from the Health Ministry which
also says they are still aggregating.
He said that while they are at zero balance currently, the district is waiting
for feedback from the ministry and that a total of 1021 doses have been wasted,
either opened and could not reach the number of people to be vaccinated on that
day and passed the number of hours needed or the breakages.
revealed that they have so far vaccinated 390,000 people, most of whom are
being entered into the system and that 232 people have reported side effects
with one person dead and the matters were taken to the ministry for