Uganda’s President Museveni has been awarded in the United Kingdom for the role he has played in managing the Coronavirus pandemic in his country.
According to the international Covid tracker, Uganda has had at least 164069 infections and 3596 deaths related to Covid, since the pandemic was first reported in the country in March 2020.
However, on Monday, Museveni was recognized by the British Medical Journal and the National Health Service Health Education Program for his “extra ordinary leadership in pandemic management.”
The award was received on his behalf by the First Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister for East African Affairs, Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga during the ongoing 6th Annual UK-East Africa health summit in London.
Although he has been recognized as a Covid hero, Museveni has been domestically criticized by his own natives for alleged mismanagement if covid funds received from IMF. He is believed to have channeled millions of dollars into his own presidential campaign as he quested to secure a sixth consecutive term. To-date even some of the money that was meant to put in place a locally made covid vaccine has never materialized with the science Minister Dr. Monica Musenero giving uncoordinated accounts to justify the prolonged project.