By: Kamusiime Barnabas
As the government concluded the exercise of issuing the Covid-19 relief fund to the categories of affected people on Friday, a number of people in Kisoro are still dissatisfied with the process.
Those who spoke to Voice of Muhabura say that some were registered but missed out, while others say that the real suffering people were ignored.
Baker Batamukoraho, the Secretary General of Boda boda cyclists in Kisoro says that they are not aware of the procedures followed while identifying the vulnerable cyclists, because they were not consulted.
Batamukoraho says that a big percentage of Boda boda cyclists have no means of income, which has left them disobeying the Covid-19 SOPs in search of food for their families.
Other dissatisfied people fall under car washers, bar waiters, taxi and salon operators among others. Some say that they waited to be registered in vain, while others were registered but got nothing.
ONE OF THE SALOON OPERATORS THAT MISSED ON THE COVID-19 CASH
Meanwhile, the few lucky ones who received the 100,000 Shillings told Voice of Muhabura that the money came as supplementary. However, most of those who received the money remain tight lipped and refuse to admit it.
PICK UP VEHICLES PARKED AS THEIR OPERATORS WAIT FOR CLIENTS- SOME OF THE DRIVERS SAY THAT THEY RECEIVED THE COVID-19 CASH
This week, the Kisoro Municipal Community Development Officer, Birungyi Front said that some people had been left out because Kisoro was asked to send 1,560 names, which is little compared to the number of those who wanted to be included.