Speaking today at the Electoral Commission headquarters in Kampala, Sam Rwakojo, the Secretary to the Commission said that the extra money is to cater for the new measures issued by the Ministry of Health to stop the spread of the virus.
Instead of rallies and other person to person campaigns, candidates are going to use the media to reach their voters, according to guidelines announced by Justice Simon Byabakama Mugenyi, the Electoral Commission chairperson. He was speaking during a press conference held at the EC headquarters in Kampala.
Your Excellency, I have fairly followed the arguments for those against opening of schools. Their main argument is that the school environment is well suited to spread disease since students are often packed in small classrooms and for boarding schools in dormitories. Physical distancing guidelines are therefore impossible to implement and won’t work for the youngest children. In turn these children will spread it to the rest of the community.