Covid-19 will have a different grave effect on the poor in Uganda as they lose the only external financial support they have.
This loss came as a result of the decision of the authorities in the nation to suspend GiveDirectly, a non profits organization in charge of the cash transfer on behalf of the US Agency for International Development (USAID).
Reacting, USAID terminated the Covid-19 cash transfer to the poor in the nation.
“In light of this indefinite suspension, it is now unlikely that the programme will meet its original objective, which was to prevent Covid-19 related economic backsliding of the most vulnerable Ugandans,” the embassy said in a statement.
“Therefore, despite that the programme was to benefit 120,000 Ugandans who lost livelihoods because of the coronavirus pandemic. We are obligated contractually to terminate the program permanently.” – It revealed.