On 31st of March 2020, the President of Uganda, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni imposed a lockdown as a necessary set of measures to deal with the COVID-19 disease pandemic. Since then, daily life of people came to a halt because movements were restricted, public gatherings were suspended with exception of a few essential workers.
With a population of more than 40 million people , only a small minority are formally employed and the rest earn a living through day-to-day earnings. The lockdown that was imposed left so many people with a few alternative livelihood options, yet the government promised to offer a little relief through distributing food to those whose daily earning was interrupted. However, two months now, so many people haven’t received anything to eat and those who received are already complaining about the quality of the food that was given.
This prompted Pastor Solomon Mwesige the Lead pastor Good News Church Bulenga and the President of the Feed The Hungry East Africa to reach out to the community with the target area being Wakiso District. So many people who weren’t in position to afford a meal have been blessed in this exercise.
Today, 20th May, 2020 areas of Bulenga B and neighborhoods received tonnes of nutritious rice through a door-to-door distribution.