The Jinja municipality town clerk, Ambrose Ochen has
revealed that most of their staff will work from home for the next 14 days as the fight against Coronavirus (COVID -19) continues.
Ochen says that the employees will be working online from home under supervision by their departmental heads.
Speaking to journalists at the Jinja town hall on Friday, Ochen
says that the move is aimed at controlling congestion in the different
President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has already temporarily banned public transport
and advised members of the public to limit their movements as it will help them
to control the spread of COVID -19.
Ochen stresses that out of the 1078 employees in the
municipality, 150 will keep working at the offices to boost the public health teams, garbage
collection and enforcement department.
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On his part, the speaker of Jinja municipality, Molson
Bizitu says that committee sittings have been suspended to promote
social distancing as a means of fighting the COVID - 19 pandemic.
Bizitu further says that councilors will keep brainstorming
on issues affecting their communities through different social media platforms
adding that such initiatives of continuous interactions between political leaders
shall help them to prioritize service delivery areas for their electorates
after the pandemic.