Government launches exercise to check beneficiaries of Covid-19 relief cash

Written by on July 5, 2021

Government has launched a verification exercise intended to check the validity of the proposed beneficiaries of the Covid-19 relief cash.

Government intends to give Shs 100,000 to those people deemed to be vulnerable to the effects to the Covid-19 lockdown and payment of the money is expected to begin on July 6.

The move followed cry from some people who claimed that people on the government list were not the most vulnerable.

The Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Betty Amongi ,said the information on the list was intended to be verified adding that the persons targeted are particularly those who depend on daily earnings which have been interrupted by the Covid-19 containment measures.

The registration process is led by the town clerks working with Community Development Officers(CDOs), labour officers and other technical officers as the town clerks will deem fit.

She said town clerks were chosen to lead the process because they are the custodians of information on the target persons including those who run daily incomes businesses in these urban areas.

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