Donations towards fighting against COVID-19 pandemic cause war of words

A Northern district of Uganda – Youth inspect their colleague as he washes his hands, at a hand-washing facility in order to fight against COVID-19, before joining the group. Picture by Ochan Hannington | 25 Mar 2020

What is the problem? Leadership of some districts of West Nile that share border with both South Sudan and DR Congo in the Northern Uganda want their “fair share” of equipment donations allegedly dispersed to all districts to aid in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic. The leadership blames fellow government officials, in the central government, who are their seniors for being corrupt. They do not trust the system of distribution put in place either. They argue they are “frontline populations” at risk of being infected with the virus, and want their region be given priority. Thus, they want president Yoweri K. Museveni to intervene. Adidi Rashul reports.