At exactly 5:00 a.m thousands of the residents old and young, male and female drawn from the four divisions of Bardege, Laroo, Pece and Layibi banged jerry cans, containers, drums and clubs and blew whistles purportedly to drive away disease which they described as a curse.
The call comes barely hours after the arrest of Rev Fr Deogratius Kiibi Kateregga from St. Joseph parish in Mpigi town for allegedly defying the guidelines. Fr Kiibi was arrested by Police Officers, working with District Internal Security Officer and UPDF soldiers, early today.
The choir raises awareness about the work of Watoto Church globally and also offers leadership training for children. The team returned to Uganda on March 20, 2020 and have since then been and institutional quarantine at Entebbe.
The group was found worshiping on Friday evening in total disregard of a presidential directive which banned all kinds of public gatherings, as one of the measures to control the spread of COVID-19, a new strain of coronavirus that has paralyzed the world.
In a recorded message, Mrs Museveni said mothers need to come together and pray for the nation. She makes reference to the intervention made by mothers in the late 80s' when the HIV scourge was at its peak with double-digit prevalence rates in Uganda.