By Steven Enatu
Soroti city individuals who fall within the category benefiting from the covid-19 relief cash have started to receive their monies.
On Thursday last week, the Prime Minister, Rt. Hon. Robinah Nabbanja launched the COVID-19 Relief fund to support the vulnerable groups of people affected by the country’s second lockdown intended to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Following that, Emmanuel Okaja the deputy city town clerk Soroti, said his officials worked tirelessly for one week and submitted their data by Saturday last week.
He said the data had a total of 4677 beneficiaries with their full details to the ministry of gender, labor and social development for payment.
“I must report that my team worked tirelessly for one week around 3rd and submitted the required vulnerable list of beneficiaries by Saturday last week to the ministry and as I talk now, I have received information that some individuals have begun to receive money on their mobile phones,” he said.
Eastnews independently verified two people who have received the money and they are Stephen Okurut a saloon operator in Kichinjaji ward and Juliet Aarakit from Agip also a saloon operator.
Aarakit said the money has helped her in buying food for the family and meeting other household needs as a single mother facing a financial crisis during this lock down since the saloon business is currently frozen.
“I got the money at 11am yesterday, I am very happy now am going to stock food in the house for my children,” Aarakit said.
Meanwhile Okurut says the money has enabled him to buy necessities for his unisex saloon, pay rent and also food for home consumption.