Few days after lockdown was imposed to contain the spread of Coronavirus last year, the Government launched food donation program on 27th March 2020 to vulnerable residents who could not feed themselves without daily work.
At the time, 194811 families across the country received food donations during the lockdown that lasted for 40 days.
Following the upsurge in Coronavirus cases, the cabinet meeting held yesterday reinstated lockdown in Kigali city which has been identified the major hotspot for new infections.
The Minister of Local Government, Prof. Anastase Shyaka has explained that the Government is ready to support financially constrained people like it did last year when a lockdown was imposed.
“The Government is ready to provide support. We know that people don’t have same financial means. Some are weak; others force meal upon their work while others are mostly hit hard or starve due to emerging circumstances. I would like to tell viewers from Kigali city that no one should be worried of finding food for the two weeks of lockdown. We have planned how to handle it,” he said.
Prof Shyaka explained that people should fear Covid-19 instead of hunger because the pandemic catches everyone regardless of their financial means.
He urged residents to adhere to prevent measures to contain spread of the pandemic.