Yesterday, our sources surveyed some of the Kampala suburbs where the food distribution programme started. Our survey was invited by the widespread social media photos showing shocking pictures of what was contained in the relief food that cost taxpayers huge sums of money.
Our investigation began in the water logged Bwaise slum which is widely known for its congestion, poor hygiene and flooding. We randomly engaged unsuspicious people in their homesteads. They confessed that the food they received was not of the quality they expected. Nakibuuka Josephine, a resident demonstrated her experience before our reporter who noted that the clothes vendor and mother of two was disappointed to the core. “The beans are old and weevil-infested. You can’t expect a huge family to survive on that during this season. I’m considering relief from my relatives but this government,no!,” says Alice.
Inside the ‘vulnerable poor’ 3kg beans pack lies kilograms of quarried stone chips, and weevil-infested old composing beans. It is disputable that all the 3kg beans are of a consumable quality. A huge portion of this weight goes to the small stones contained in the sack pack.
The posho itself is yellowish, a thing that has made locals think it is meant for consumption by domestic animals. “This is maize brand, not food. We are not pigs to be fed on that,” shouted one of the youths we encountered. The locals unanimously resolved to pour the food on the streets in protest. “We will not eat this. We are going to pour it,” cried another resident. They also appealed to Bobi Wine to rescue them with relief. “Our president, Bobi Wine should intervene and help us with sensible relief,” the people said.
From when the shs 29b exercise kicked off, government has been condemned for under looking the downtrodden people. The state holds an assumption that it is doing charity yet in actual sense this is a responsibility they must execute for the well being of the people.