Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago has warned of serious uncertainly if the ongoing Covid-19 lock down is extended.
“People are now struggling to survive, deal with other ailments, pangs of hunger and the way they can manage their families and so forth,” Lukwago said on NTV this morning.
He added that a significant portion of vulnerable city dwellers especially those in the transport industry are yet to receive the Shs 100,000 Covid relief as promised by Premier Robinnah Nabbanja.
With no plan in place, Lukwago says authorities might be mooting plans to extend the lock down which might backfire.
“I foresee an extension and this is going to be disastrous and this is where we have made a call to Gen Yoweri Kaguta Museveni in the People’s Government with Dr. Kiiza Besigye that please, don’t dare drag Ugandans to the limit,” he said.
President Yoweri Museveni ordered a 42-day lockdown on June 18, 2021 amid rising cases of the virus.
So far, only about 11 days are remaining on the lockdown. Yet while the number of new cases has reduced, Covid19 deaths are still hovering between 25 and 40 a day.