By Innocent Atuganyira
Business operators in Masindi district have filed a petition at the Resident District Commissioner’s RDC Office asking the government to consider them among the vulnerable.
The petition was delivered on Thursday evening during COVID 19 emergency meeting with the state minister for Bunyoro affairs.
Reading the petitions, Dominic Tibasimwa the deputy RDC said that he has received two petitions from business operators and tailors.
Part of the petition read that their businesses are not operating and they don’t have bread to feed their families, therefore asked government to include them among the vulnerable so that they can receive relief package.
Abdulah Sserunkuma the chairperson Masindi Business Community noted that the pandemic has paralyzed businesses, money lenders and landlords are asking them to pay the arrears.
Jennifer Namuyangu Kacha the state minister for Bunyoro Affairs explains that the government is aware of how people in rural areas have been affected, but the budget they have is limiting.
Namuyangu has asked the leaders to explain to their subjects including those who have put in their petitions that they are willing but they are incapacitated in terms of resources.
Grace Mary Mugasa the State Minister for Public Service explains that there is study progress in Hoima compared to Masindi, she notes that the Masindi team has been affected by the network.
“We have requested for the extension of deadline to ensure that no one is left out,” Mugasa added.
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