COVID-19 UPDATE: Museveni warns those hoarding food supplies, boda-boda to operate until 5 p.m; vehicles with fake stickers to be seized

President Yoweri Museveni said that once he gets wind of any suppliers hoarding food in the hope of making profits later, the government will move to import the food instead.

“I don’t like selfish people. If I hear that there is not enough maize or beans because people are hoarding from the market, then we shall import – and forget about you! Because you want to kill your brothers, you are crooks!”.
“So please, no games!” the President warned.

Mr. Museveni who was addressing the country on Sunday April 19 night, also warned motorists flouting lockdown guidelines, and those that have bribed to get car stickers.

“Those vehicles will be confiscated,” warned the President adding that “after all of this, we shall see what to do with them legally.”

The restriction of boda bodas on being on the road has been revised, from 2 pm, to 5pm.

Initially, they were required to be off the road by 2pm.
“Later, we realised that 2pm is too early,” said the President.
As such, the guidelines have been revised to allow them go on until 5pm.
Uganda, under lockdown until May 05, has recorded 55 infections of the novel Coronavirus by Sunday, April 19.

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Abitegeka Gerald

The News Editor ,Reporter at Kagadi Kibaale community Radio

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