KAMPALA, UGANDA; President Yoweri Museveni is expected to announce the reopening of schools and bars while delivering his end-of-year address today at 8 pm.
The End-of-Year Presidential address which will be broadcast live on all Radios and TV Stations will take place at Mr. Museveni’s country home in Rwakitura.
The president is also expected to address Ugandans on the surging cases of Omicron Variant in his update of the status of the Covid pandemic in the country.
Whereas it is not known whether he will reopen the economy fully or open it partially because of the increasing Covid cases, Nile Post reports that that the president is expected to announce the reopening of schools that have been closed for over two years.
Speaking at a recent function, the Minister for ICT and National Guidance Dr. Chris Baryomunsi said government is ready to open schools and asked parents to prepare school fees for their children as schools reopen.
According to Baryomunsi, even bars will be reopened after schools have resumed teaching.
“We are going to open schools. Even bars we shall open ..however a little later. We shall start with schools and go like that up to the bars,” Baryomunsi said.
The president is also expected to pronounce himself on a few sectors that have been closed recently, but sources insist he is studying the omicron situation closely and anything is bound to change
Sources also say that the president is still stuck with the curfew situation and could choose to revise it upwards.
The issue of curfew has been contentious with a number of people asking that government revises upward up to at least 10 pm but the latter stuck its guns and maintained it at 7 pm.