By Wetondo Denis Julius
Mbale city covid-19 task force is seeking funds to help in the implementation of SOPs. The task force that sat on Tuesday said that the covid-19 committee has no funds to run the awareness and enforcement of the covid-19 guidelines.
Moses Mugoya the principal medical officer mbale city say the task force needed at least 70 million shillings to kick start the activities. He also appealed to able NGOs and individuals to contribute towards the course.
However Muhammad Balamya the chairman Kumi road market blasted the old committee for being greedy and money minded and not putting life first adding that the old committee was serving their own interests.
Abdu Mubiru the chairman Nylon market also appealed to market vendors and users to strictly observe SOPs by hand washing, mask wearing, social distancing among others. He also appealed to government to increase the funding and also provide sanitizers to public places like markets.
Mbale has registered 663 cases since the breakout of the pandemic, 545 have recovered, and 118 still active the highest number in a single month has come in may this year with 154cases with 4 deaths. June has already recorded 9 deaths.