MBUYA – The Chief of Defence Forces, Gen David Muhoozi, has said that Shaban Bantariza’s death is a reminder of the danger of Covid-19.
In a tribute to the deceased deputy government spokesman, Gen Muhoozi urged Ugandans to abide by guidelines set by the Ministry of Health.
“We were informed that Col Shaban Bantariza died of COVID-19. It is a shocking reminder of the danger that COVID-19 is. We shall have to abide by the SOPs but give him a befitting burial,” he said.
64 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed by Ministry of Health from tests done October 26, 2020. Two new deaths have also been registered from Kampala. This brings the number of confirmed cases to 11,621 and death toll to 103.
Gen Muhoozi also said he trained with Bantariza.
“Veterans are still part of the armed forces. Shaban and I are the same generation in terms of enlistment. We did basic training together, and that creates a bond. Shaban was ideologically deep. That is why most of his time, he was in the political education department. He would tell it as it was,” he said.