For a number of days, there have been rumors that the government might actually declare what would be the third lockdown in over 3 years over the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This follows an increase in the number of positive cases of the disease as indicated by the Ministry of Health. The PM however while appearing on NBS Barometer said that there aren’t any plans to declare another lockdown.
She added that government is ready to walk through the pandemic with citizens. However, there is a need to take precautions.
Furthermore, Nabbanja complimented government in the way it fought off the disease. She revealed that the country was the first to make a hand sanitizer in Africa.
Many people from all over Africa came to witness this as she was the state minister of Health.
“There is no likelihood of any other lockdown. The government is ready to walk with you through the whole pandemic, but we also need to take precautions.
The Ugandan Government was the first to develop a hand sanitizer in Africa. I was a State Minister of Health; I saw people from other countries coming here to learn,” she said.
Being the head of government’s business, Nabbanja talked about the current strike of teachers. These have declined to go back to school until government bends to their demands of equity in salary disbursement.
This follows government’s move of increasing science teachers’ salaries whilst ignoring the arts teachers.
Nabbanja says that these teachers should go back to their jobs. According to her, government increases salaries in accordance with the money available.
The PM also revealed why these arts teachers’ salaries weren’t increased. It’s because the economy is just recovering from the pandemic.
They, therefore, chose to begin with doctors and science teachers but the rest will be looked into in the next few years.
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