President Museveni set to address the Nation Today

President Museveni set to address the Nation Today

President Museveni will address the nation today on matters of national interests and Covid-19.

The presidential senior press secretary, Don Wanyama announced that the address will be Friday at 8:00pm.

As of Thursday, Uganda had recorded 40,751 cases of coronavirus and 335 deaths.

Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda told MPs early this week that the President will also address the nation on their issue of lifting the nighttime curfew put in place to stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

The curfew starts at 9:00 pm and ends at 5:00 am.

Latif Sebaggala, the Kawempe North MP, asked Rugunda to consider lifting curfew or raise the time it starts saying that it has affected businesses.

He said this will also enable Muslims during this Ramadhan period to carry on with their activities.

“Security will not relax curfew; they will arrest the Muslims observing Ramadhan activities past curfew time. We need to know that we shall be allowed to go for prayers as long as we identify that we are from prayers,” Sebaggala said.

In his Ramadhan message to the Muslims, President Museveni early this week asked the faithful to observe the standard operating procedures meant to fight COVID-19 during the holy month of Ramadhan which began April 13 and will end May 12.