Nambooze hired a sound truck to reportedly help translate the president’s directive on corona prevention for her electorate. According to the legislator, many residents especially those in rural areas don’t understand the president’s directives.
Mukono Resident District Commissioner, Fred
Bamwiine has declined to approve movement of a sound truck hired by the Mukono
Municipality Member of Parliament, Betty Nambooze to sensitise residents on the
corona virus pandemic.
Nambooze hired a sound truck to reportedly help translate the
president’s directive on corona prevention for her electorate. According to the
legislator, many residents especially those in rural areas don’t understand the president’s directives.
She also notes that despite the fact that
people in urban centers followed the president’s address on television, only a
few of them understand English, which the president used to communicate, adding
that majority of the residents are acting contrary to the presidential
directives out of ignorance, which has resulted into endless battles with
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Nambooze is also dismayed that
those authorised to sensitise residents on the corona virus preventive measures
are only focusing on hand washing and avoiding physical contacts leaving out
other sensitive directives issued by the president.
Despite the MP’s concern, the Mukono Resident
District Commissioner, Fred Bamwine has declined to clear her sound system for
the drive on grounds that they have sufficient teams conducting the sensitisation.
He also insists that people understand fully what is going on but they are resistant
to obeying government directives.
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However, some of the residents interviewed by URN, say they
still need clarification on the president’s directives. Hajji Kavulu Kitaka, a resident at Nakifuma Sub County in Mukono
district is one of those who have visited the RDC’s office twice to seek
clarification on the president’s directives on shops.
Kitaka says he was
prompted to seek the RDC for clarification following a police raid on shops
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Joseph Maganda, another resident wonders why security is confiscating
their motorcycles, which they use to transport food and produces for home use.
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In his directive early this week, president
Museveni announced a total lock down of both public and private transport with
the exception of emergency vehicles. He however, allowed cargo trucks and Boda
boda riders to make home deliveries.
He also ordered for the closure of shops
with the exception of those selling foodstuffs.