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No Lockdown Compensation, No Votes – Iganga Prostitutes Warn Museveni

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By Solomon Hamala

 

 

IGANGA

 

Sex workers in Iganga have warned President Museveni that they will not vote for him because his government ignored them on the lockdown compensation scheme.

 

The prostitutes while speaking to this reporter on Saturday said that their business like any other was affected by the lockdown.

 

The angry thigh vendors said even when their business was affected, they were not on the list of people the President considered for compensation.

 

“The lockdown did not spare us, especially with the closure of bars and lodges combined with the curfew. There’s completely no way we could keep in business,” said a one Ainembabazi Patience who operates from Shivans pub.

 

These also accused the government of always being complacent on issues affecting them yet they vote for them.

“We also have families we take care of. We are also citizens in this country and we pay taxes! Why not us?” questions one Najemba Zainabu who operates from grand.

 

Zainabu who warned that without the compensation they will not vote for Museveni added that none of them received the relief posho and beans that were distributed in the early days of lockdown.

 

They faulted their area leadership and the government for not making any efforts to better their lives.

“Our leaders and the government have done completely nothing to help most of these women in this business. We have young and energetic women who wouldn’t be here had they had ‘entandikwa’ like the president calls it”, said one Margaret Kemboi who also added that they should also be included in government plans, especially in times of disaster like the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

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