BY INNOCENT ATUGANYIRA
MASINDI: Wednesday, August 11, 2021
After getting numerous phone calls from local leaders about the people in rural areas who are violating the standard operating procedures, the Masindi Resident District Commissioner, Rose Kirabira Kobusinge has embarked on a grass-roots sensitization campaign.
On Wednesday, she met the local leaders and residents of Pakanyi sub county at the headquarters.
Kobusinge advised the people to desist from big gatherings such as night vigils at funerals saying that they are super spreaders of the deadly coronavirus.
She tasked the local leaders who included elected councilors and civil servants at the sub county to sensitize the residents to observe the standard operating procedures against Covid-19.
These include washing hands with soap frequently, wearing face-masks when in public, keeping social distance of at least two metres, and avoiding touching the nose, mouth and eyes with unsanitised hands.
“We need to be safe because life is precious and has no spare parts. This is a dark war which is affecting everyone irrespective of religion, tribe or even political party,” she asserted.
Kobusinge also asked local leaders to work closely with the security team to tackle those violating the standard operating procedures, those operating nonessential businesses and those flouting curfew guidelines.
She encouraged the residents to embrace immunization against Covid-19, noting that it is for the safety of their lives.
“When we get vaccines please get immunized, it is safe and free of charge,” Kobusinge wooed them.