COVID 19 Nation address on 14/04/2020
President Museveni says:
On the issue of food support. This food support is for, mainly, the urban groups that were depending on daily earnings from the different activities that were suspended in this fight against the virus. These activities include the following: working in hair salons; in bars, night clubs; garages, selling non-food items in markets, etc.
The qualifications for these food grants are two: you were depending on a daily earning that was suspended by the Government anti-corona measures, and you do not grow your own food. Therefore, those that do not fall into these categories, should not clamor for food grants.
Your Government needs to fund durable things like your roads, support agriculture, support UDB to your Ugandan investors that need to produce the products that we have been getting from abroad, etc. We should, therefore, not fraudulently clamor for free food when we do not fall into these two categories.
Let the Government spend money on production and not just consumption.