KAMPALA – The State Minister for Investment Evelyn Anite has noted that involving children in the educational programmes on the prevention of the spread of the novel Coronavirus will shift the course of infections in Uganda.
Ms Anite on Friday met with Tahia Mulisa Buyinza amid her very busy schedules as investments minister to speak about the threat of the Coronavirus and how it’s spread can be effectively prevented, noting that children can help transmit important messaging amongst themselves especially at school as the country works to contain the pandemic.
Ms Anite who is too vigorously promoting responsible investment in Uganda and fighting Coronavirus prevalence in the business community said:
“As we fight Covid-19, we must involve children because they can be good agents of fighting the spread of the virus.”
The minister added:
“Children are great change agents. They will help alot in fighting Covid-19 in schools. We must involve them, we must train them, we must guide them,” the minister said.
The novel Coronavirus has in the last three months killed thousands of people in the world.
In Uganda, the government has in the last three months instituted stringent preventive measures including Lockdowns that helped stem the spread.
The Ministry of Health on Friday, June 19 confirmed 14 new COVID-19 cases including five community infections from Kampala.The new cases have pushed Uganda’s total to 755 cumulative infection