Muzeyi Faizo, Head of Media and Communications at UPC, reasons that most of higher learning institutions’ students are privately sponsored, they utilize morning hours to work, that is why there is need to revisit the curfew hours to enable them look for resources to finance their education, balance work and studies as well as decongesting classes.
People’s Congress -UPC has called upon the Government to consider extending the
start of curfew hours from 7pm to 10pm purposely to allow evening
classes resume with no interruptions.
Head of Media and Communications at UPC, reasons that most of higher learning
institutions’ students are privately sponsored, they utilize morning hours to
work, that is why there is need to revisit the curfew hours to enable them look
for resources to finance their education, balance work and studies as well as
Faizol who was
addressing the weekly party presser on Wednesday midmorning at their headquarters on Uganda House, hinged his call on President Museveni’s directive
that gave a green light for institutions of higher learning resume studies
November 1, 2021 but stayed the start of curfew hours at 7pm.
"Now that ….
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However in an
interview, Emmanuel Ainebyoona, the Ministry of Health Spokesperson, told URN
that there are other modalities of not allowing students study beyond curfew
like having online studies go on.
acknowledged the importance of curfew in limiting uncontrolled gatherings and
movements at night, but they hope to have vaccinated students and their
lectures by the time institutions will reopen.
He adds that
it is too early to call for lifting of curfew hours, and that the guidance to
do so will be offered when the institutions finally reopen.
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Owosigyire the Kampala Metroplan police spokesperson, said that every person
would love the country to go back as it was before COVID-19 restrictions, but as
police they simply comply with the guidelines as issued by the president.
interview with URN, Owoyesigyire explained that if curfew is lifted, they will man the
situation as it was before, and so currently are enforcing the existing
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Muzeeyi Faizol further reasons that limiting the
worship places and public gatherings to 200 persons may again jeopardize the
successes achieved in the fight against the spread of corona virus.
that public gatherings should not be limited to 200 persons, but based on the
size of the venue of such meetings or prayers as there are some places that
cannot even accommodate the approved number.
"limiting our ….
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the approved number,"//
It should be
recalled that last week on Wednesday, while addressing the nation on COVID-19
and related restrictions, President Museveni allowed places of worship to
reopen with not beyond 200 people attendances, among other guidelines.