KAMPALA – President Yoweri Museveni has once again strongly warned Ugandans to exercise caution against the deadly COVID-19.
“We are winning this war if only everybody listens,” he said on Thursday June 11, 2020, during the national budget.
Giving an update on Uganda’s coronavirus statistics, he says that as of June 10, Uganda’s positive cases total 679.
But recently, he added it was found that some of the cases were erroneously classified as positive “due to carelessness” of some technicians.
President didn’t not mention the exact number of erroneous cases but asked health minister Dr. Ruth Aceng to clarify whether the said cases are part of the 679 number or not.
Museveni paid tribute to the three fallen dignitaries: Burundian president Pierre Nkurunziza, Uganda’s ambassador to UN Onyanga Aparr and Maj. Gen. Kasirye Ggwanga.
President Museveni maintained that Uganda is “stable and nothing can disturb us here” and that “no-one can disturb our peace here”.
He urged his regional counterparts to work together to emsure that peace is maintained across the region.
Museveni said that while some people have voiced pessimism over the economy, he is optimistic – despite the coronavirus crisis throwing the spanner in the works of such sectors as tourism.
He said that the emergence of COVID-19 has awakened the Government’s desire to support domestic production.
“We are going to be very strict on import substitution,” he said adding that he is glad that minister Kasaija talked of increasing taxes on imports. “We are also going to promote export promotion.”