In the photo, man in a white shirt handing over a box of soap to Lubaga mayor Mberaze
HUNGRY Lubaga division people who have gone weeks without what to eat have confronted their newly elected mayor Zacchy Mawula Mberaze commonly known as ‘Taata Namuli’ for giving them liquid soap instead of food.
They rejected his soap saying, “We need food, hunger is killing us, we will not drink your liquid soap.”
On Tuesday, Mberaze received a donation of liquid soap as sanitizer from Med Gel cosmetics but the people challenged him to instead give them food not soap.
“Who advises Mayor Mberaze? Instead of sourcing for food he is happily receiving liquid soap. Will the hungry people drink it? What is the most important thing here, food or liquid soap?” Asked one Cate Asabaweebwa.
She said, it is true this was a donation not from his pocket but as a mayor, Mberaze has been mute on getting people what to eat since they were locked inside their homes now for weeks by President Museveni due to Covid-19 spread.
“Since liquid soap was a donation, mayor Mberaze would have added food on his behalf just like other leaders have been doing.” Said Ms. Asabaweebwa.
Like in other parts of the country, there has been a public outcry in Kampala for people to be given food after Prime minister Robinah Nabbanja’s Covid 19 relief package got serious issues.
The areas MPs, Aloysius Mukasa (Lubaga South) and Haji Abubaker Kawalya (Lubaga North) have donated maize flour, rice and matooke to different zones and Parishes.
“We thought mayor Mberaze will get us beans but see, he is bringing liquid soap as if we will drink it like porridge.” Said a Lubaga voter.
They now want him to get them food or he sits in his office and enjoys AC, good thing these hungry people massively voted for him.
President Museveni is expected to address the Nation on Saturday this week to give an update about the 42 days lock down but insiders say, the Head of State is likely to add more days to enable ministry of Health vaccinate more people before the Lock down is lifted.
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