While addressing plenary on Wednesday May 27, The speaker of Parliament Rabecca Kadaga said President Museveni should extend curfew time. This follows the heavy traffic witnessed on roads since the return of private cars on roads.
“Unfortunately, the president has to adjust and take into account the working hours. Unless we are going to stop working at 3pm so that people can go home. I think they may have to discuss that issue,” Rt. Hon. Alitwala Kadaga said.
Similarly, MPs led by Bugabalua south legislator, Robert Kibalaya have requested President Museveni to use his prerogative of mercy and pardon thousands of Ugandans who were arrested for undermining the presidents directive during the virus-induced lockdown.
“Most of the husbands and wives who were arrested at night were either from looking for food or looking for something to feed their families. I request that he comes and pardon these people. They didn’t commit any crime,” Kibalaya told parliament.
The curfew is among the several measures that Museveni announced in a bid to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus disease in the country.