UGANDA: Nabbanja Rejects Aid Items Sent to Kasese Flood Victims

PM Robinah Nabbanja on Tuesday visited Kasese to assess the impact of floods on residents. Courtesy photo
By :
Kirunda Dan

Kasese, Uganda – Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja has rejected part of the non-food relief items that were sent to flood victims in Kasese District.

Nabbanja said the items that included 1,000 mosquito nets and 1,000 blankets were substandard and not fit for human use.

Africa Tembelea has learnt that the Premier found the nets to be very small in size while the blankets were too light.

Uganda’s Premier also questioned the quality of beans that had been given to the flood victims, saying that they were equally not good for human consumption.

Nabbanja, who made an impromptu check at the district headquarters in Rukoki on Tuesday, said Kasese was not a dumping ground and went on to demand that the items be returned to wherever they were bought from, and that the persons responsible for the procurement of substandard items should be held liable, and organize another assortment by end of Wednesday for delivery.

Eng. Hillary Onek, the Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Refugees Minister in Uganda said they will follow the Premier’s directive and ensure that the victims receive additional support. However, the URN reports that he declined to explain how substandard items were purchased for the victims.

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