President Museveni on Tuesday night made a clarification additional address following widespread criticism from Ugandans who didn’t grasp a single point out of his Monday address.
Museveni had left everyone including his own ministers and advisers confused when he temporarily lifted some of the lockdown measures and then contravened himself by limiting the new steps to the masks. A physically fatigued and confused Museveni lifted the ban on public and private transport and said this would be effected on 2, June when his government provides masks to all Ugandans.
His monopoly on masks production attracted a backlash from members of the opposition including long time opponent, Dr. Besigye who wrote on his timeline that the World Health Organization did not specify what masks should be worn as Museveni had claimed when he contested small scale production of this necessity. Bobi Wine on Tuesday took on the matter and tabled it on the floor of parliament. Kadaga sided with Bobi and agreed, Museveni is incapable of implementing large scale mask distribution when the food distribution is itself still a problem.
As the pressure continues to mount, Museveni involuntarily agreed the Bobi Wine is right on the matter of masks. Museveni said those who could access the masks can do so at their own expense as long as it meets the required standards of the Health Ministry.
Ekyooto has exclusively learnt that the Jinja based Nytil management told off government that they would not ably produce the 45 million masks in the stipulated fortnight time. This revelation has since seen about 30 more companies scrambling to be patented for the tender. “We have received applications from about 30 companies and we are yet to decide on whom to certify,” said Minister Nabanja Robinah following a flop of the Nytil monopoly.