The Second Deputy Prime Minister and Minister without portfolio, Mr Kirunda Kivejinja, has urged Ugandans to take the responsibility of feeding themselves instead of relying on government relief during the Covid-19 lockdown.
His remarks were provoked by public complaints that some areas had not received the relief food due to shortage of beans.
Addressing journalists in Kampala yesterday, Mr Kivejinja said people should learn to take care of themselves because government cannot have enough free food for everyone.
“Every situation creates new problems, so people should take care of their own life. Do not put your life in somebody’s hands, plan for it. There are lot of good things you can do even with small earnings,” he said.
The minister said government cannot feed more than 43 million Ugandans since there isn’t enough money and distribution of food will not reach all corners of the country.
Mr Kivejinja said government had predicted the situation would have normalized after the first two weeks of lock-down, but with another three weeks, the situation is unsustainable.