By Goodluck Musinguzi
Covid19 a lethal virus emerged in Wuhan State In China around December 2019, quickly spread around the World forcing Lockdowns. In the early days 0f 2020 President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni dominated the airwaves while the opposition were losing face value.
As time went on the Opposition started challenging the Government on many issues that include accountability and how the government was implementing Curfew and other Standard Operating Procedures.
People started getting different messages on vaccination, on SOPs eventually the Country slipped in the second wave that has been deadly claiming over 2300 people according to Official statistics of Ministry of Health.
Towards the end of the Second Lock down accusations against Ministry of Health Officials were increased but lacked merit. Some people reached extent of announcing the death of President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni consistently.
The tendency to react to every message has cast those opposing government as peddlers of fake news or “corruption” without facts at hand. They abuse most as the law is not in their vocabulary.
Dr Kizza Besigye Former President of Forum for Democratic Change and Presidential Candidate took to his twitter insinuating the Minister had declared less than those announced by Unicef Uganda.
“We are grateful to Unicef Uganda for the Covid19 response support. Seems Hon Jane Ruth Aceng, Minister of Health received less than intended though. Please ensure your support is all received and used as intended”, said Kizza Besigye.
His followers and supporters attacked the Minister with all kinds of accusations calling her a thief without being declared so by a competent Constitutional Body.
Janice Kyakundwa said thank you Unicef Uganda for your support. Please put in place a structure to ensure your support is received. We happen to have inexplicable phenomena in Uganda that make things disappear. We have monsoon winds that blow away tents and a man called…who makes things vanish.
Joseph Muramuzi said Dr Kizza Besigye was right for exposing, you are right. But blame our 4th Estate (Media), oversight and accountability committee who are always looking for allowances rather than exposing these disparities and theft.
Pai Chulo (Yaguma Paul) said 400 of them (Oxygen cylinders) ? Kwisha, Just like that.
Dr Kizza Besigye apologized saying thanks Unicef Uganda for clarifying that yesterday , you handed over only 100 oxygen cylinders and delivery of others is ongoing. The reason funding partners ask you to buy oxygen for Uganda is the same reason for our vigilance. Remain vigilant too.
Diana Katabarwa Ssemperwa wrote saying Hmmmm 500-100= 400 oxygen cylinders…wako wapi
In his prime days in the opposition, Dr Kizza Besigye no other person was hailed like him for challenging President Museveni but Covid19 will expose him more.