PRESIDENT MUSEVENI FLAGS OFF 282 PICK-UP TRUCKS TO BOOST COVID-19 SURVEILLANCE

President Yoweri Museveni giving go-ahead to use pickup vehicles for surveillance

BY INNOCENT ATUGANYIRA

MASINDI: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2021

President Yoweri Museveni has flagged off 282 pick-up trucks to boost the coronavirus surveillance across the country. Each district in the country is expected to receive one pickup truck.

The pickup trucks will boost the work of the ministry of health in both surveillance, and other duties.

President Museveni explains that the vehicles belong to the people of Uganda, and they were bought with the money people donated to the government during the first COVID-19 fundraising drive.

“I wanted the money to go to things that we can see,” he added.

Museveni arrives to launch the vehicles at Kololo air strip

The president also noted that the decision by selfless Ugandans to give to this cause is a reaffirmation of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) doctrine.

“We have always believed in the capacity of Africans to solve their problems. The spirit of self-sufficiency is the correct way, and these 282 vehicles are from that spirit,” he further noted.

The leader is appreciating everyone who made a contribution and he committed staff who steered the success of this project.

“I now direct that these vehicles are put to better use for the general benefit of our people,” as he flagged them off.

The pickups are expected to boost the work of the ministry of health thus boost the fight against the deadly coronavirus pandemic which has claimed many lives, and paralyzed the world’s health sector.

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