UGANDA: ‘People Power’ leader demands for accountability of the Covid-19 money, food.

UGANDA: ‘People Power’ leader demands for accountability of the Covid-19 money, food.

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Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi, alias Bobi Wine, has called on the government to account for the relief items and money that has been given to the Covid-19 National Taskforce.

Addressing a press conference at the People Power headquarters in Kamwokya, a Kampala suburb, yesterday, Bobi Wine said the taskforce has continued to ask for more money from the public but without publicly showing how the other contributions have been utilised.

“The taskforce has gone ahead to ask for Shs10,000 from Ugandans but they have not laboured to tell us what the money and relief items they have been receiving since March has done. We need this report because the people that are not working are the ones that they continue to squeeze money from,” he said.

As of last week, the taskforce indicated that they had received Shs28b with Shs15b in cash and Shs13b worth of vehicles, food stuffs and other relief items.

Team’s rationale
Mr Emmanuel Katongole, the taskforce chairperson, told Daily Monitor that they are targeting Shs170b which would be used to construct isolation facilities and buy at least 1,350 vehicles for all districts in the country.

“We have not touched the money that we have received because we want to buy the vehicles in bulk. If we buy one by one, we shall not get a good deal. We ask that Ugandans trust us,” Mr Katongole said.

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