COVID-19 Update

Prime Minister assures country of full reopening in January amidst high spread of Omicron variant

Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Robinah Nabbanja addressing journalists

KAKUMIRO, UGANDA: Rt. Hon. Robinah Nabbanja, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda has assured Ugandans that government will fully reopen the economy in January 2022 despite impending fear of an increase in Covid 19 cases in the country.

The prime Minister revealed this while invited as a chief guest during a youth football compensation in Bugangaizi South at Igayaza play ground in Igayaza town council in Kakumiro District.

“At first we had decided to lift the lockdown but we realized that Ugandans have suffered a lot during the lockdown, so we decided that it is your Cardinal responsibility to look after yourself, we are not going to come and tell you to wear a mask every time, and even you get sick right now, the responsibility of treating you was given to the VHTs in other words the responsibility was given to you as a Ugandan to protect your self from getting infected to Covid 19”, said Hon. Nabbanja.

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Nabbanja expressed her concern over the increased disobedience by the Ugandans to the rules and guidelines set by Ministry of Health aimed at reducing the spread of Covid 19.

“As am standing here, am worried whether am safe, many of you have not put on masks which is so dangerous to our lives more especially you the youth because after acquiring this virus, you will to your relatives at home hence increasing the number of Covid 19 cases in our country”. Nabbanja added.

Speaking at the same function was also the Kakumiro Resident District Commissioner Maj. David Matovu and the chairperson of the Kakumiro District Covid 19 task force said about 70% of the residents are already vaccinated and also asked the government to give them more vaccines to cater for unvaccinated people.

Meanwhile Joseph Ssentayi the Kakumiro District chairperson asked the prime minister to lobby for them a garbage carrying vehicle for Igayaza town council and rehabilitate various roads in the district that seem to be in a sorry state and also rehabilitate health facilities.

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“Igayaza town council is one of the fastest growing urban centres in Greater Kibale and it generates a lot of garbage everyday and therefore am asking you in your capacity to lobby for the truck to carry this garbage collected and also Madam prime minister you know well Kakumiro District is an agriculture practicing district and therefore we are requesting for the rehabilitation of our roads”. Ssentayi said.

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However in her response to the requests from the community leaders, the prime minister asked them to put them in writings and submit them to her office.


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