KAMPALA — The Minister of Information and Communications Technology and National Guidance (ICT & NG) Judith Nabakooba has defended government response to the coronavirus and warned those trying to politicize the issue.
Uganda on Sunday March 29, 2020 registered three new cases of the coronavirus, bringing the country’s total to 33.
Appearing at Morning at NTV on Monday morning, Ms Nabakooba expounded on the role of her ministry in the wake of combating COVID19, saying it is helping out the ministry of health to give out accurate information about the pandemic right on time and in its accurate form.
Ms. Nabakooba who heads a national strategic communications task force also cautioned a section of public to stop politicking and misleading the public about the virus.
“If you are not sure about what to say and you don’t have the facts “keep Quite”, she warned asking members of the public to continue give information about those they suspect to have the virus in there communities.
She added: “Members of the public should continue following the guidelines issued by His Excellency Yoweri Museveni”.
Her Ministry has led calls for national guidance and calm to combat the economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak.
There has been national disruption to businesses and supply chains, and neighboring countries including Rwanda and Kenya are in lockdown.