OPINION– Your Excellency Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, receive greetings from your people from Kebisoni Town Council-Rukungiri District. We are here struggling with lack of clean water due to the fact that we are in a very dry season but also the Kahengye World Bank/ Government of Uganda water scheme has been so slow in as far as completion is concerned.
As if this is not enough, the 2nd lockdown has been a necessary evil but we have nothing to do because we prefer life over death.
People are slowly starting to ware face masks on their own, others are consistently washing hands even when they are not going to eat food! At first, they would tell you they only wash hands when food is already on the table or after visiting the toilet!
This has partly been because some COVID-19 deaths have happened with in the town council meaning that as of now, corona is no longer for people of Kampala and Wakiso/Buganda but Uganda.
Because human beings fear death, they are slowly starting to religiously follow all the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)! Government played her role under your leadership and guidance, now the public has to equally adhere to the directives as well SOPs whether they like it or not. It is now a choice for citizens to either protect themselves from this deadly virus or partway with life on earth!
The media has equally played a very important role especially reporting on COVID-19 infections and on increasing deaths in the months of May and June 2021 when this new variant became more deadly.
The media has equally spread information on prevention and how COVID-19 spreads and what people need to do in order to keep more safer than ever before.
The war is now left on implementation of your directives by Uganda Police as well fighting discrimination and stigma by those infected, those who have recovered as well those who have lost their loved ones.
The other pending issue which is equally important is equipping more District hospitals to handle cases diligently without compromising lives of medical personnel.
Mr President, last year 2020, you had promised to put aside COVID-19 relief funds for us who were earning from events? What happened? Where did these funds go? Who got it? And which office was giving out these funds? What was the procedure for one to get this relief? Me and my teams we will be glad to hear from you as soon as possible.
By the way, congratulations upon appointing the least expected Cabinet and State Ministers that the Country least expected. I believe the new bleed is so royal and will work with energy, commitment, passion as the National Resistance Movement (NRM) secures the future of Ugandans.
I wish you and your new Government all the best even when this term of office is likely to be more bumpy!
For God and My Country.AKAMPA Tanbullakampabi@gmail.com