Monday, February 24, 2020
Locust Invasion: Government Sends Supplies to the Affected Areas

After the Ministry of Finance confirming to release 15 billion shillings to fight the spread of locusts in the country across section of the legislators from the affected areas are demanding to have the funds and carryout spraying.

 While appearing before the public accounts committee ,the Permanent Secretary and Secretary to the Treasury, Keith Muhakanizi confirmed the release of the funds.

Busia Woman MP Jane Nabulindo has asked parliament to leave the responsibility of masterminding the area awareness to  the area MPs  because they are well versed with their respective regions.

But Rubaga south MP Moses Kasibante has also called for clear accountability citing the recent incident which has occurred in the prime minister's office. He questions whether the funds will be well accounted for .

However Busai municipality MP Fredrick Angura has supported the government support but called for a clear concerted effort.

But Kuumi municipality MP Silas Agon  wonders if the locusts are edible then the government should investigate this and make good use of them.




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