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Government To Give Mobile Money To Vulnerable Groups To Offset Covid Crisis

Government To Give Mobile Money To Vulnerable Groups To Offset Covid Crisis

The government has come out through the Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja to announce how it’s set to give mobile money in order to help them offset the effects of covid 19.

This comes after the President issued tough guidelines last week that are aimed at curbing down the spread of the deadly covid-19.

Many expect these measures to affect people negatively and to a large extent. The government has therefore decided to come to the rescue of its citizens. However, not everyone will get this money via mobile money but rather the most vulnerable groups.

It is not clear what criteria the government will used to select these people. They didn’t disclose the amount either.

Nabbanja made the announcement after a meeting she had on 20th June with the COVID-19 task force.

She further said that they will institute a committee to identify the needy groups. The prime Minister also added that government also has a plan to speak with landlords.

This is to see how these landlords can give stimulus packages to their tenants by excusing them of rent for the months they won’t be working.

“We want to engage these landlords and see how to come up with a strategy on how to excuse the tenants of rent. They are not working anyways so you don’t expect them to have money.” Nabbanja said.

She further added that they won’t give companies stimulus packages to revamp their businesses. They should therefore look for ways on how to survive the pandemic.

The minister of health Dr Jane Ruth Aceng also attended the meeting, she said that the ministry of finance should create a supplementary budget to procure oxygen cylinders and mosquito nets.

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