KAMPALA – Dr Kizza Besigye’s self-styled People’s Government has provided ambulances and private cars to provide emergency services to get people to hospitals within Kampala Metropolitan area in the face of coronavirus.
“From tomorrow, Monday, 30th March, the People’s Government will have some Ambulances and private vehicles (that have been offered by members) to provide emergency services to get people to hospitals within Kampala Metropolitan area,” Dr Besigye announced on Sunday evening.
“Briefing and training of drivers on how to handle the exercise, in light of the COVID19 pandemic, has been successfully concluded,” he added.
The four-time presidential candidate added that once the exercise has been successfully carried out in the Kampala Metropolitan area, it’ll be rolled out to other areas of the country.
“Any people who’d like to offer support to the exercise, by way of offering vehicles, fuel or other inputs may contact the persons whose contacts are given in the flier below or the overall coordinator, Hon Charles Oduman Okello on 0751 510 007,” he said.
“Together, we shall overcome the COVID19 crisis. In God, we trust,” he added.
The move comes after three more people tested positive for coronavirus on Sunday, bringing the number in Uganda to 33.
The ban on public transport to contain further spread of the virus has paralysed business, with many people struggling to reach hospitals and other public facilities.
So far, several opposition leaders have shown solidarity with the government in the fight against coronavirus.
Last week, People Power movement leader Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine composed a song that sensitise the public against coronavirus. The World Health Organisation has since hailed the Presidential hopeful for the song.