By Rehema Nagujja
The Kampala Lordmayor Erias lukwago has early today distanced himself from being the chairman of Kampala Metropolitan task force. He said this while addressing the media during an emergency council meeting that happened at City Hall.
“I heard that I am deputised by Kampala RCC Mr. Hood Hussein but I don’t know any other members who sit on it, it’s ghost force” Lukwago said.
It Should be noted that KCCA has got 5 Ambulances and two of which are dysfunctional.
Lukwago also called upon the Central government to procure more 10 ambulances to deal with the pathetic situation with at least two in each division.
“Regarding vulnerable people welfare, he recommended that LCs do a comprehensive compiling of the vulnerable people in their respective areas and forward the same to the division urban councils.
We recommend a minimum of UGX420000/= for 42days which is UGX 10000/=per day. He called upon Mr. Hood to explain where he got the vulnerable people statics yet NITA (National information Technology Authority) and UBOS (Uganda Bureau of Statistics) disowned them .
Lukwago also implored the government to increase the number of covid jabs they are sending to KCCA.
“50000 dozes of vaccine are not enough for Kampala, we have over one million city dwellers . We even need more testing kits to help our people know their status,”
“The protective gears are not enough, as KCCA we have lost 5 Frontliner health workers and one councilors,”
“Some of our health workers are still demanding their respective salaries and allowances they worked for in the past lockdown. Some of them their contracts were terminated, we implore the Ministry of health at least to renew their contracts to help out in this pandemic.” He stressed