By Ahwera Bob Dismas
(Added by Admin: Leonard K AKIDA)
MITOOMA: Dr Jovah Kamateeka, Women MP for Mitooma district in the south western Uganda has donated 12000Kgs of maize flour worth 12tonnes to the district COVID-19 task force meant to support the vulnerable families in the district.
The legislator also donated Shs 3.4million to cater for fuel and allowances for the task force in excute of their duties as regards fighting corona virus in the district.
The relief food was handed over to RDC Ada Nasiima, the district task force leader, today Wednesday April29th,2020 at the district headquarters.
RDC commended Mp Kamateeka for her kindness towards the people of Mitooma particularly in this COVID-19 trial moment.
She appealed to the people to keep following the set precautionary measures by the government and Ministry of Health against the virus.
MP Kamatee said the relief part of the Shs20m which Parliament gave to each MP and her personal donations to the people of Mitooma to support them in the COVID-19 pandemic. She vowed to give accountability to the CAO.
“By the time President Museveni addressed the nation on COVID-19 updates yesterday, I had already purchased the posho. If I had not, then it wouldn’t be here today. However, I shall give an accountability and receipts of payments to the CAO.” MP Kamateeka explained.
She applauded the Parliamentary commission for thinking about Ugandans within and outside Kampala and Wakiso through the 10bn allocated to MPs.
The donation comes after a message circulating on social media by an alleged user from the district attacking Kamateeka’s silence from her electorates in this trial moments.
Mitooma district was officiated in 2010 with two counties of Ruhinda North represented by Hon Thomas Tayebwa, and Ruhinda represented by MP Mugabe Dononzio Kahonda. MP Jovah Kamateeka, represents district Women in the Parliament of Uganda.
Recently, Thomas Tayebwa, MP Ruhinda North county donated 120000Kgs of posho to his wlectorates. Hon Kamateeka becomes the second legislator to give relief donations to the district task force.
Uganda has 79 COVID-19 cases that have so far been confirmed, 52 of whom are recoveries and have been discharged, 13 cases are still active and patients receiving treatments while 14 cases were of foreign cases that have so far been deported to their respective countries. There’s no any death fatalities in Uganda.
Mitooma district has not had any cases ofcorona virus. However, due to the lockdown caused by the disease outbreak, a bigger number of people including Boda Boda riders, the Elderly, sick persons, health workers, expectant mothers have become vulnerable thus in need of relief support.