The Daily Monitor reported the story on 23rd February basing on an American newspaper- the Wall Street Journal which said that Museveni’s inner circle were offered vaccines from China state-owned drugmaker Sinopharm and that this move by China to promote its vaccines had also been reported in Peru and the Philippines.
Dr Tim Mastro, the Chief Science Officer at FHI 360, an International Science NGO told a virtual meeting that vaccine hesitancy is one of Africa’s biggest challenges that need to be sorted before herd immunity can be achieved. The meeting brought together key global and African health experts to share challenges and solutions around mass COVID-19 immunization.
"I wrote a letter to the district police commander before he was transferred and I thought he had acted before he was transferred because I have not yet met with the new district police commander but honestly the place is bad," Hajji Sebaduka, the town clerk Moroto Municipality said.
John Lokol, the LC 1 chairperson of Lopei village told URN that in 2016 the government in partnership with UNICEF and GIZ constructed a water facility worth 1.6billion in the area to help them access safe clean water. He, however, says that the facility worked for one year and broke down.
With the available vaccine stock, Uganda can only fully vaccinate 482,000 out of the targeted 22 million persons. According to the health ministry, health workers and teachers will be the first to receive the vaccine.
Bosco Ocira, the LC I Chairperson Otici Village who also doubles as the Health Center Management Committee Chairperson, says the facility is currently operating partially due to the absence of many health workers.