President Yoweri Museveni has said the COVID-19 donation funds will be used to procure vehicles, equip some border points and work on the two blood banks of Arua and Soroti hospitals as the country intensifies its efforts in the fight against the pandemic.
“We have agreed on how to use the cash from the COVID-19 donation funds.The fund now is over Shs29billion. It will buy 282 double cabin pick-ups, each district will get two vehicles,” Museveni said.
Museveni said government will get the new vehicles directly from the manufacturers and will not deal with middlemen.
To date, Uganda has a cumulative total of 7064 confirmed cases of COVID-19 after the ministry of health yesterday confirmed 185 new COVID-19 cases. The cumulative total recoveries now stand at 3,226 while deaths are now 70.