Residents of Najjera, a suburb of Kampala City are bitter over what they call rejection from the government of Uganda.
Many of them say that the food that government was giving out, the posho and beans did not reach anywhere near Najjera.
The only stories of free food being served out was in Kiira and Kiwatule which are adjacent to Najjera according to one of the residents.
The resident further told us that the personnel that was serving this relief food said that Najjera is a place for abagagga (the rich) and they turned back to help the areas with people who are actually vulnerable.
Najjera has been under rise as a residential area on the outskirts of Kampala in the recent years. With many infrastructure projects going on in the area at once especially the apartments, the place is beginning to take shape and may soon out compete the likes of Munyonyo.
Thick traffic ???????? jam, a daily Najjera sighting
Even when Uganda's lockdown was hitting hardest , the residents seemed to have been unmoved financially as people were seen with huge shopping bags from the local supermarkets and guess what, many of them drove themselves to the supermarkets with their expensive vehicles.
So no wonder, the LDUs who were dealing with giving out the free food turned their cars away on seeing the type of housing and lifestyle situated in the area.
However the reality on ground may be different from the structures because there are actually some people inside the apartments and homes who are starving and one of them via social media said that on seeing the vehicles distributing food moving to the less developed side of Najjera, she opened her gate wide.
Posh apartments in Najjera
Thinking the distributors would drive right into her home, she was shocked when they just drove past in full speed after helping those in the less developed areas.