KAMPALA — President Yoweri Museveni has on Tuesday night clarified that the media is a key service and should continue to operate amid the 14-day lockdown.
Updating the country and clarifying his lockdown orders on Tuesday night, the president said media personnel will be given stickers by the Ministry of Works to allow them operate as the rest of the other key sectors.
“Yes, media should continue to operate. Their vehicles will also get stickers – to be handled by the ministrh of works,” said the President, who says the glitches encountered on the day after the announcement of the new measures emerged because “we were just starting and not yet well organised”.
He added that the people who work in banks will get stickers for their vehicles from the works and transport ministry, to enable them commute smoothly.
But he told bank customers to either walk to the bank or to use the mobile option to transact.
Meanwhile, court hearings are suspended for now, as this would involve a lot of movement, including the summoning of witnesses, says the President.
Only the recording of new cases is allowed to continue, he added.