Government Releases List Of Vulnerable Groups To Receive Covid-19 Relief Cash

Government Releases List Of Vulnerable Groups To Receive Covid-19 Relief Cash

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Kampala: The government has released a list of categories of vulnerable groups who are set to benefit from the Covid-19 relief funds to be distributed to each individual on mobile money and cash basis.

The Prime Minister, Robinah Nabbanja recently revealed that government will this time use mobile money to deliver cash to vulnerable people who are affected by the second Covid-19 lockdown, instead of distributing food

While addressing journalists at the media center in Kamala, the new Minister for Gender, Betty Amongi said the government has already identified groups of people to benefit from the relief fund.

“Cabinet identified the following categories of vulnerable persons who depend on daily earning and whose lives will be severely affected as a result of the current 42-day lockdown,”Amongi said.

She named bus and taxi drivers plus conductors; baggage carriers, touts, wheelbarrow pushers, traffic guides and loaders in tax and bus parks, stages and other areas like Kikuubo among others.

“The cash transfer shall aim to reach 501,107 households which is 38% of the households in Kampala Metropolitan Area, all cities and municipalities,” Amongi said.

The categories of the vulnerable groups to receive the cash are as follows;

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According to the government, the proposed cash transfer amount was arrived at based on the following Minimum Expenditure in the average family of five members as indicated below.

Amongi noted that without national IDs and non-mobile money users will access cash through post bank vans

Those whose National Identification Numbers(NINs) don’t correspond with the mobile money account details shall access funds through Post Bank vans.” she said,.

”The Ministry of Gender together with UBOS will guide cities and municipalities on the number of persons to be selected using data from the two clerks and UBOS whereas the KCCA Executive Director, town clerks, city clerks and municipal trucks will be responsible for the integrity of the data provided” she added.

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