UPC calls upon Museveni to ease covid19 lockdown restrictions

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UPC calls upon Museveni to ease covid19 lockdown restrictions. Whisper Eye News

The Uganda people’s congress (UPC) has called upon President Museveni’s government to immediately ease covid 19 restrictions to the benefit of Ugandans.

Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, July 28 at the party headquarters in Kampala Arach Oyat Sharon the party spokesperson said, that the country awaits President Y. K. Museveni’s address this Saturday which concludes the 42 days lockdown with many expectations.

She said , Uganda People;s Congress has been keenly following with concern the health, economic, and welfare situation of people in this country throughout the lockdown period.

This has informed the Party to urge the government to ease the lockdown that was put in place to reduce on the spread of coronavirus. she added.

Ms Archa also congratulated Ugandans who are suffering and hardly finding what to eat at home, who have lost their jobs and businesses collapsed as well as those who have got their products and goods damaged in shops, for being so patient and having followed the covid 19 lockdown measures throughout!  For they (Ugandans) have played their part and they were/are banking on Government to play her strategic role of mass vaccination among others as we pointed out in our previous statement, while bearing in mind the kind of economic hardships people are going through!

Archa also insisted that there has been no effective strategic backup plan to help all families that were affected and suffering from their homes since the first lockdown. According to media reports, experts from the Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU), economists, and the business community have warned Government that if the lockdown is extended, three (3) million Ugandans are most likely to lose their jobs and it will automatically reduce the revenue collection as well as affecting the country’s national GDP! It is on record Uganda has been and is facing a challenge of unemployment and losing such a number of the available jobs is a very big risk in the already suffering economy, that should be avoided strategically!

According to Ms Arach the UPC Spokesperson, It is on that backdrop, that Uganda Peoples Congress calls upon the Government and Covid 19 National Task Force to consider relaxing the lockdown restrictions and enable people to go work for their families under strict SOPs in order to avoid hunger casualties.

She also requested that the Ministry of Health should also redouble its efforts in the procurement of covid 19 vaccines.

“We need to carry out mass vaccination so that we can fully lift the lockdown and rescue both our people and the economy, ” UPC’s Arach appealed.

It is high time the Government released the stimulus package she announced earlier on to the people to bring their business back to life and it should be distributed fairly. Arach added.

On Saturday President Museveni confirmed his routine address to the nation and many expect that he will guide the country on the progress of the Covid19 situation.

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