Besigye today addressed the country in his capacity as president of the people’s government pressure group based at his Katonga road office, ahead of tomorrow's scheduled address of President Museveni to the country on the situation of covid-19
Former presidential candidate, Rtd Col. Dr. Kizza
Besigye has demanded that government immediately opens its borders with other
countries citing irrelevancy in their continued closure in the fight against
spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Besigye, also a former president for the Forum for Democratic Change - FDC said this today during a press conference.
he gave an address In his capacity as
president of the people’s government pressure group based at his Katonga road
office, ahead of tomorrow's scheduled address of President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on the situation of COVID-19
He revealed that government can no longer justify its
actions of keeping people at border points under lockdown including traders who
used to cross in and out while doing business.
He believes that the border entry points should only be
used to monitor and test likely positive cases, then deal with them amicably
but keeping them closed is of no use apparently.
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Meanwhile, Besigye says that the country should now
divert its attention from all the previous measures that had been put in place
to fight COVID-19 which he says have been rendered irrelevant with the increase in positive cases with in the community across the country.
According to Besigye, the country faces a situation
where even COVID-19 patients can’t get medical attention from any of the major
He added that if it wasn’t for the countries slowness in
testing Ugandans for COVID-19, the country would be counting over 25,000 cases
and more deaths.
He warned that Uganda should empower the health and
information sectors to prepare for a pretty much worse situation as cases whose
contacts are untraceable, continue to surge silently.