MP ARRESTED FOR FLOUTING FOOD DISTRIBUTION PROTOCOLS

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The Police in Mityana on the 19.04.2020 arrested Hon. Francis Zaake, the MP, Mityana Municipality for Disobedience of lawful orders and Negligent acts likely to spread the infection of the corona virus. The MP was distributing at least 2kgs of rice, and sugar to selected households in Buswabulongo and Kiwawu villages in Mityana Municipality; outside the guidelines and new protocols by the National Task Force, a national fundraising and food distribution task team, that is overseeing all forms of support to vulnerable families facing hunger or struggling to afford food within Uganda, during this period of the pandemic.

The NTF came up with additional protocols to facilitate the donation of quality food items, fit for human consumption, by having it certified by the UNBS and also ensure it is distributed in an orderly manner by the food distribution teams, which are screened to further reduce the risk of spreading the virus to vulnerable families benefiting from the food donations. The new protocols arose following a case of donated food that was found to be unfit for human consumption.

The Joint Task Force, appreciates the generosity of all companies, politicians, individuals, and manufacturers that have contributed to feeding vulnerable families during this uncertain period. And we call upon anyone who would wish to donate food items to observe the guidelines and safe protocols in place to avoid endangering the safety of all beneficiaries.

 

CP Fred Enanga

FOR JOINT TASK FORCE SPOKESPERSONS

20.04.2020

 

 

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