The opposition Uganda Peoples’ Congress (UPC) party has slammed the government officials for poor handling of the coronavirus situation in the country including stealing in the middle of the pandemic.
Speaking at a press conference today (Wednesday) July 21, the party Spokesperson, Sharon Arach Oyat, condemned the government’s failure to conduct mass testing for the coronavirus now one and a half years into the pandemic lockdown.
“It is unfortunate that up to now the government has not utilised well the lockdown to do the mass testing and to vaccinate even half of the targeted population. We are still receiving cases of medical workers getting infected and dying due to limited PPEs (Personal Protective Equipment). We expected all our health facilities to be ready with all the necessary equipment for both the patients and health workers,” Ms Arach said.
Adding: “The government in this lockdown, should have launched and carried out mass testing to identify all positive cases and manage them accordingly as well as procuring enough vaccines to be able to vaccinate the general population of this country.”
Ms Arach also hit out at officials involved in stealing coronavirus containment vaccines and in the process inject Ugandans with purified Lake Victoria water.
This was after State House Health Monitoring Unit confirmed that close to 2,000 people and an undisclosed number of clients from several companies in the Kampala Metropolitan Area received water jabs.
“This gives a very bad impression to the public and it is classified as corruption even in such a pandemic,”Ms Arach said.
She urged government to desist from taking the lives of Ugandans for granted.