President Yoweri Museveni and his political nemesis Robert Kyagulanyi will fight for audience of the 41 million Ugandans tonight. The two are set for dueling “national address”, at 8;00 pm this evening.
The government started easing COVID-19 restrictions a month ago, after more than two months of a total lockdown that was announced as one of the measures to control the spread of COVID-19. But salons, arcades, bars and bodaboda businesses have remained closed, alongside churches, schools and other public gatherings.
This is the highest number of infections to be recorded by the country in one day, since the confirmation of the virus in March. Uganda’s caseload now stands at 114 infections, a sizeable number from Kenyan and Tanzanian truck drivers who are entering the country through Malaba, Busia and Mutukula border posts.
According to Ngompek, Lubega was attending a party in Patongo Town council together with 30 other people when he was arrested. He notes that Lubega granted permission to businessman Francis Oneka who returned in the country from UK through Dubai on May 17th this year to organize the party.
During plenary on Thursday morning, Kadaga told MPs that last Friday, the President invited the top leaders of the arms of Government and during the meeting, they advised the President to declare a state of emergency. However, Kadaga said that it was objected by a cabinet Minister who convinced the President against declaring a state of emergency.
The ban that started on Thursday, March 26, has seen a number of people arrested, and others clobbered for defying presidential directives that were issued as part of the measures to control the spread of COVID-19, a lethal virus that has attacked the human race, from all corners of the World.
In many shops URN visited in Gulu, Agago and Kitgum districts, price of Habari table salt imported from Kenya sold in 500 grams’ packet had increased to Shillings 2,000 and 2,500 from 800 shillings. Salt packaged in 200 grams is now being sold at 1,500 shillings from 400 shillings.
Security personnel told URN on Wednesday that the couple, a Ugandan national and her Nigerian Husband who all reside in Sweden, reportedly landed in Kenya and later proceeded to Uganda by road on March 5th.