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Wednesday,August 12,2020 18:42 PM

FDC wants review of COVID-19 precautions

By Jeff Andrew Lule

Added 14th July 2020 02:46 PM

“Who will the Electoral Commission tell to observe social distancing when the health minister who issued the guidelines under the Public Health Act is violating the same?” he said.

FDC wants review of COVID-19 precautions

Ssemujju Nganda, FDC spokesperson. File photo

“Who will the Electoral Commission tell to observe social distancing when the health minister who issued the guidelines under the Public Health Act is violating the same?” he said.

FDC | COVID19 | ELECTIONS

The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) opposition leading party has called on Government to review the COVID-19 measures ahead of the 2021 general elections.

The party spokesperson, Semujju Nganda says many politicians are going to find difficulties to observe social distancing as they look for votes during the campaigns.

"With what happened with the Health Minister Dr. Ruth Aceng, it shows that many politicians are likely to face difficulties in observing social distancing while looking for votes. That is why we were of the view that we either go for normal elections or we delay the general elections until the COVID-19 threats are over," he added.

"Who will the Electoral Commission tell to observe social distancing when the health minister who issued the guidelines under the Public Health Act is violating the same?" he said.

  FDC spokes person Semujju Nganda addressing journalists at the FDC headquarters at Najjanankumbi on recently. (Photo by Ivan Kabuye.)
FDC spokes person Semujju Nganda addressing journalists at the FDC headquarters at Najjanankumbi on recently. (Photo by Ivan Kabuye.)

Semujju noted that several other ministers who presided over the inauguration of cities such as Mbale, Mbarara, Fortportal and Masaka also violated the observance of social distancing.

Ministers Aceng and Evelyn Anite (state minister for investment) are on spot, after several videos went viral on social media platforms, showing them in different gatherings without wearing masks neither observing social distancing.

He said it is very difficult for people to campaign without interacting with their people, thus a need to review the measures.Semujju also asked government to come out and explain why it is keeping boda bodas worship centres saloons and arcades locked when ministers are staging campaign events.

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