By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus
- President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni is expected to give his annual State of the Nation Address today amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which has ground many things to a halt, including the country’s economy.
Many Ugandans especially in urban areas are relying on relief food for survival after being restricted to their homes for more than 3 months.
Ugandans will expect him to address some of the key issues that have left the livelihoods of many hanging in the balance because of the national lockdown imposed by the government to check the spread of COVID-19 within the country.
Key among these are job loss, social welfare, education, transport, security and most importantly the Health sector, which has been most hit by the novel Coronavirus.
Dr Mukuzi Muhereza, the Uganda Medical Association general secretary, while appearing on NBS TV’s Morning Breeze Show today, said the President must address the issue of supplies to health facilities and the salaries of health workers.
Ugandan health workers have been repeatedly praised by President Museveni for battling at the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic, even advocating for an increase in their, and other scientists’, salaries.
The Health workers will be waiting eagerly to hear what he says about this issue.
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