Kyomuhendo Queen, a teacher by profession and the group mobilization secretary says that she has observed residents have disregarded presidential directives which calls for the efforts of everyone to inform and continue sensitizing them about the and dangers of the disease.
Several youth in Busia district have offered to join the district COVID-19 taskforce to boost their efforts in the fight against
the spread of the virus in the district.
On Tuesday about 210 youth under their umbrella Busia Youths
Effort to Fight COVID-19 visited the district headquarters to meet
the members of the district taskforce with the aim of offering support in the
fight against the virus.
The youth included
those who work in the produce market which has since been closed, teachers,
local musicians, shopkeepers and boda boda riders among others.
According to the youth they have
realized that there is a gap in information flow from the district COVID-19 taskforce to
residents. The youth said they want to help and start moving across the entire district conducting
door to door sensitization to ensure everyone gets information concerning the virus.
Brian Wanjala, the Chairperson of
the group says that the members have collected some money that
he says will facilitate them in the field and also purchase1,000 face masks and
soap that they are to distribute to each house hold they reach across the district.
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Queen Kyomuhendo, a teacher by
profession and the group mobilization secretary says that she has
that residents have disregarded some of the presidential directives in
the fight against COVID-19. She said this now calls for more efforts
in the area of sensitizing residents.
She says that after they have done
their job and the threat of the virus reduces, it will prompt government to
quickly open up all business at the border district such that they can go back to
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Philbert Bwire, the youth group
speaker says that he lost his job as a broker since the produce market was
closed and now they want to fight the disease to its end so that the situation
normalizes. He appeals to local leaders to join them in an effort to spread the
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Sharfwa Namayi, another youth says
that in her village most residents have never seen the hand sanitizer or even face
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Geoffrey Wandera, the Busia district
LCV chairperson also Chairman Busia district COVID-19 taskforce committee
says that the youth will help them to create awareness among