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UPC Calls for Full Reopening of Economy

UPC head of Media and Communications Muzeyi Faizo, said that a fully functioning society will support the economy and equally raise enough revenue or income to finance the welfare of the citizens.

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The Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) wants President Museveni to reopen schools and all sectors of the economy that are still on lockdown.

The president is expected to address the nation later tonight on matters of Covid-19.

While addressing journalists on Wednesday, the party’s head of Media and Communications Muzeyi Faizo, said that a fully functioning society will support the economy and equally raise enough revenue or income to finance the welfare of the citizens.  

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According to Faizol the Ministry of Education and Sports and Health should apply the best health practices and ensure that schools are reopened.

He also asked the Ministry of Education to halt the registration of private schools until schools are reopened.

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On Monday, the Ministry of Education withdrew certificates for private schools asking all proprietors to register afresh. The registration will help the government to weed out schools that are no longer operational.

Saddam Gayira, Vice President People’s Progressive Party-PPP, says that the President should give the country a detailed plan on how he intends to reopen and address the challenges caused by COVID-19 especially the economy.

Gariya thinks that the President should also intervene and stop banks from confiscating peoples’ property for failing to pay loans.

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Earlier this week, the opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party called for the reopening of schools to all learners as soon as possible to prevent further effects of learners over staying at home like girls getting pregnancies.

The FDC Deputy Secretary-General, Harold Kaija acknowledged the prevailing situation of Covid-19 but says that learners can study in shifts.

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