The pro-people effort of the NRM National Chairman, President Yoweri Museveni, in combating against the killer Covid-19 disease is paying off in more ways than few.
After leading Uganda to suppress infections in the general population, National Chairman Museveni has been recognized by The Washington Post, a leading American newspaper, which commended him (and other African leaders) for the steadfast role in fighting the pandemic.
“Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni was particularly eloquent and detail-oriented, explaining what the virus was, how it was transmitted and who was at risk, before laying out a plan to systematically close schools, churches and borders, to begin social distancing, and to put a hold on weddings and funerals. South Sudan, Kenya and Uganda all shut down cross-border air and ground travel for passengers, while maintaining the regional cargo links that are especially important for landlocked South Sudan,” the newspaper reported.
On top of that, the World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, has been quoted as stating that strong leadership is responsible for Africa’s considerably great performance against Coronavirus.
“With strong country leadership and implementation of social and public health measures, cases in Africa remain lower than in other parts of the world,” Dr. Moeti is quoted to have told a joint media briefing of WHO and the World Economic Forum.
Africa has just 1.5% of the world’s reported cases of COVID-19, and less than 0.1 % of the world’s deaths, according to the UN health agency.
When Covid-19 broke out in neighbouring countries, National Chairman Museveni led Ugandans in putting up resistance by issuing well thought out and acceptable guidelines that have kept Uganda’s outlook on the brighter side in the face of mistakes committed in some of the developed nations due to weak leadership.