KAMPALA — The Opposition Uganda Peoples’ Congress (UPC) has aimed a major dig at government—slamming officials’ poor handling of coronavirus situation in the country including stealing in the middle of the pandemic.
Speaking at Press Conferences on Wednesday July 21, party spokesperson Sharon Arach Oyat condemned government’s failure to conduct mass testing for the coronavirus—one and a half years into the pandemic lockdown.
“It is unfortunate that up to now, the government has not utilized well the lockdown to do the mass testing and to vaccinate even half of the targeted population; we are still receiving cases of medical workers getting infected and dying due to limited PPEs,” Ms. Arach said.
She added: “we expected all our health facilities to be ready with all the necessary equipment for both the patients and health workers”
“The government in this lockdown, should have launched and carried out mass testing to identify all positive cases and manage them accordingly as well as procuring enough vaccines to be able to vaccinate the general population of this country,” Arach said.
Arach also hit out at officials involved in stealing coronavirus containment vaccines, and in the process inject Ugandans with purified Lake Victoria water.
This was after State House Health Monitoring Unit confirmed that close to 2000 people and undisclosed number of clients from several companies in Kampala Metropolitan Area received water jabs.
“This gives a very bad impression to the public, and it is classified as corruption even in such a pandemic,”Arach said.
She asked government
to desist fro taking the lives of Ugandans for granted.