A section of MPs from Western Uganda has asked government to transport the vulnerable persons who are stuck in Kampala and the surrounding areas back to their home villages.
The MPs said the majority of the stranded vulnerable persons are those that underestimated the gravity of the 42 days’ lockdown and are now mounting pressure on their legislators to have them transported back to their villages.
The MPs asked government to engage banks and money lenders so that they go slow on people who had borrowed money from them.
They said some financial institutions are mounting a lot of pressure on those with loans to clear them during the lockdown, a situation they described as unfortunate.
The MPs also questioned why it is only vulnerable persons in cities and municipalities that are going to benefit on the Shs100,000 Covid-19 relief package saying even those in villages need this money.