Governments’ decision to postpone the distribution of facemasks in the Kampala metropolitan area starting with Wakiso and Mukono has led many to assume that getting free facemasks only remains an expectation.

This comes after the Ministry of Health-MOH announced that it was extending the process to enable the ministry device a more systematic methodology for the masks to reach all required residents.

While launching the exercise on Tuesday, the Ministry of Health said a total of 5,225,854 face masks have already been delivered to Kampala Metropolitan Area, Wakiso and Mukono Districts and are ready for distribution.

The Minister of Health Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng had earlier revealed that the process of distribution of the facemasks should have taken place last weekend.

Acheng indicated that much as the Ministry of Health concluded the procurement and delivered facemasks to the above-mentioned areas, health teams are still working with the respective local governments and urban authorities to ensure that these masks are distributed to the population living in these areas.

To-date, the Ministry of Health has distributed 13,455,657 face masks to 30 districts across the country among them include Amuru, Kyotera, Buikwe, Arua, Adjumani, Isingiro, Rakai, Busia, Moyo, Tororo, Gulu, Hoima, Ntungamo, Kakumiro, Masaka, Kumi, Moroto, Lira, Mbarara, Yumbe, Soroti, Kamuli, Kassanda, Omoro, Jinja, Kiruhura, Kabale, Kampala Metropolitan Area, Wakiso and Mukono.