By Our Reporter
Police in Bududa District on Sunday blocked a team of opposition leaders from delivering relief items to the landslide victims in Bududa district.
Bududa District Police Commander, Adeke Esther said they blocked the food items because FDC leaders refused to follow the agreed procedures of delivering the items that were established by the district disaster committee.
“The district disaster committee and the security committee had agreed that everyone who brings relief aid should bring to the victims through the district and the district will be the one to do the distribution,” Ms. Adeke said.
The Bududa District Chairperson, Mr. Wilson Watila, said they will not allow any body to use the relief for politics.
“If anyone is to bring the relief, it must be delivered through the district disaster committee and will be given the recipient showing the items delivered and this will help us in proper accountability,” Mr. Watila said.
However, FDC insisted that the items will not be delivered to the district but to the beneficiaries.
The trucks, which were carrying 800 bags of posho, clothes, shoes and other items met barricades at Buwangani Town Council, 27kms to Bukalasi Sub-county.
The trucks were accompanied by senior party leaders including Patrick Amuriat (Party President), Hon. Munyagwa Mubarak (Kawempe MP) and Betty Aol, the Leader of Opposition in Parliament, among others.
“Just like they blocked a blood donation campaign organized at our Party headquarters now they are blocking Bududa donations that Ugandans made. How callous can a regime be, hard-bitten and barbaric this is!” read part of the statement released on the party’s official Facebook page.
“We are a hands-on party, we want to deliver these items directly to the people, we want to distribute them to the affected people by all means possible one by one. We shall not give them to the district leadership,” they added.
Read the party’s full statement below