Parliament has summoned three ministers accused of flouting
Covid19 preventive procedures. They are Health Minister, Jane Ruth Aceng, Micro
Finance State Minister, Haruna Kasolo and the Kampala State Minister, Benny
The decision to summon the ministers came after legislators
accused them during plenary of holding meetings without observing physical
distancing and other standard operating procedures like wearing masks.
Aceng was captured on camera meeting hundreds of people in
Aromo Sub County in Lira District on Friday where she had gone to the launch
mosquito net distribution without wearing a face mask.
Her photo went viral on social media drawing public outrage.
Aceng later told journalists that the crowd was only happy to see her and she
was demonstrating to them the SOPs.
Benny Namugwanya on the other hand addressed hundreds of people at a rally in
Madudu in Mubende district. While Haruna Kasolo reportedly told his voters on
media that there was no COVID-19 in Kyotera district.
As a result, MPs led by Joseph Ssewungu, the Kalungu West MP
asked Government to lift the lockdown to allow Uganda’s economy pick up from
where it has fallen. They also demanded that the Ministers appear to explain
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Kadaga has now summoned the three Ministers to appear and explain themselves on
why they flouted the COVID-19 preventive guidelines but also tell the country
whether there is COVID-19 or not.