President Museveni Set to Address The Nation on Saturday

  • by Guest Writer
  • September 16, 2020

President Museveni is set to address the Nation on Saturday and among the issues on the agenda is the final situation on the reopening of schools.

This was revealed on Tuesday, September 15, 2020, by Senior Presidential Press Secretary Don Wanyama who said that the tentative date for the address is Saturday and any changes will be communicated.

This comes at a time when Cabinet is set to hold a special meeting to decide whether schools will be reopened or not because of the Coronavirus pandemic.

The President is to speak after the special cabinet meeting.

Mr Museveni had earlier on said that the big announcement on schools would be made before September but no announcement has come up yet. Meanwhile, governments around the world are slowly reopening schools as health experts say it’s vital for children to resume education having put in place standard operating procedures.

Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga on Tuesday directed Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda to immediately appear before parliament and provide the government position in regard to re-opening of education institutions.

Kadaga’s directive followed complaints by a section of Members of Parliament in regard to the contradictory statements from different government institutions in regard to the proposed re-opening of schools which have left parents, proprietors of schools and other people anxious.