Kampala Resident City Commissioner (RCC) Mr. Hudu Hussein has described the distribution exercise of the Covid-19 Relief cash in the city as “a great success” with only a handful yet to get the funds.
RCC Hussein said this on Thursday while appearing before the Parliamentary Local Government Accounts Committee saying only 327 of the targeted 157,474 residents had not received their Shs 100,000 package.
“Kampala Central Division was given a threshold of 7,440 and as we speak only six people have not yet received. Nakawa Division was allocated 27, 673 beneficiaries, and we are left with a balance of 38 beneficiaries. Makindye Division was allocated 40,098 beneficiaries, and only 48 people have not received the money as of 28th July,” Hudu said.
He added; “Kawempe Division was allocated 43, 282 of which only 50 are yet received. Rubaga Division was allocated 38,981 beneficiaries of which with a balance of 185.”
The RCC added that even for those that didn’t get their money, that not all hope is lost as he is still fast-tracking the process with the respective authorities.
“I think that by the close of business today, I will try to reach the Ministry to establish whether or not these too, have been uploaded,” he said.
Hudu however refuted claims that he together with RCC of Kawempe Donald Kato, Ronald Mukooza of Makindye, Kampala Central’s Hawa Ndagwa Namugenyi, and Daniel Kabunga Sentamu of Rubaga were at the forefront of identifying vulnerable citizens and distributing cash.
“Our role was limited to monitoring and supervision and seeing to it that the process was implemented to the latter,” he disclosed.
“We therefore monitored by inquiring into the status of the programme, obtaining data at every stage and providing guidance where necessary and also making inquiries whether or not the names were collected and the funds dispatched in accordance with the design of the programme.”