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Fr. Gaetano irked by the government move to spend more UGX 17 billion on masks

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By APN Reporter



Kigezi inter-religious council chairperson who also doubles as the Vice chairperson for Kick corruption out of Uganda Rev.Fr. Gaetano Batanyenda says that the move by the government to spend more 17 Billion shillings on procurement of face masks is ill intentioned.

Batanyenda who was today afternoon address journalists at Kick corruption out of Uganda offices in Kirigime –Kabale Municipality says that is unfortunate that billions of money that were previously spent on the procurement of masks were instead misused by selfish individuals and never benefited the intended people.

Batanyenda says that the distribution of facemasks in Kampala in August was done selectively and did not meet the intended objectives of safeguarding the locals from COVID-19.

The man of God says that the government should wake up and desist from wasteful expenditure which he says that the taxpayers are now suffering from the effects of COVID-19 and adding more stress on them does not make sense.

He further revealed that the locals who have never received the government masks have already procured their own masks and do not need more from the government.