After a rapid increase of COVID-19 transmission in Uganda, President Yoweri Museveni is set to address the nation earlier this week meant to announce new measure in a bid to curb the transmission of the virus.
However, the latest information on our desk is that President has summoned the national COVID-19 task force to educate him on what additional measures can be added in the second lockdown that is yet to be announced.
According to our sources, President is to meet the committee at 11:00.
Our source added that it is no longer doubtable President is in his final arrangements to announce the lockdown not beyond two days from today.
” I would advise those with plans for leaving or coming to Kampala to do it before close of business tomorrow.” source said.
These come after Ministry of Works and Transport last week urged all Gov’t health teams to put back their car stickers and those who didn’t have to apply as soon as possible in preparation for second lockdown.
However, some political pundits say Museveni wants to use the pandemic to lock country for purely for 2021 political ‘calculations’
“If the elections are digital, they’ve already booked over 80% of digital space, and they’re the ones with the money to spend, now if opposition can’t be allowed to hold small rallies because of the lockdown, and can’t equally access media platforms, then it’s automatic everything is ‘them and for them’.