KAMPALA: President Yoweri Museveni has said private cars will be allowed to operate in 90 districts that are at the centre of the country as 40 districts at several border lines will be closed.
Museveni said the measures not to open transport in those districts was because of their neighbouring other countries in the region. On top of the 40 districts is Entebbe International Airport that remains closed to passengers.
“Private means of transport will be allowed to move starting May 26, 2020 provided there are not more than three people in the car. Public transport should be relaxed by June 4, 2020” He clarified.
Yesterday, the head of state said that private cars would open up in two weeks time after free distribution of masks by government. However, his directive was met by resistance after the public questioned why it had to be government masks and yet people are already using such masks.
The president further clarified on the issue of education for candidate/finalist classes saying that the finalist can start school after June 4.
“Education Ministry officials will on June 4, 2020 give guidance on how candidate classes/finalists will resume studies. They will also guide on transport for learners in border districts”
On students from the 40 districts that are still under lockdown, he advised that students (finalists)should walk to school for those nearer while those whose schools/ colleges are outside the districts, government would arrange for transport. He further directed that shops, hotels and restaurants be opened provided they keep social distance.