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President Museveni tells Regional Leaders to act tough on Coronavirus

KAMPALA- The President of Uganda Yoweri Kaguta Museveni yesterday July 14th 2020, held a video conference with fellow Heads of State from InterGovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) member countries for the 37th Extraordinary Summit.

The Summit was chaired by Prime Minister of the Republic of Sudan H.E Dr. Abdallah Hamdok.

The regional leaders discussed the implementation of the revitalised agreement on resolution of the conflict in the republic of South Sudan, challenges occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic on our economies, security and other regional matters. 

“I am happy to report that Uganda’s effort, in concert with the Regional response Strategy has so far been able to test 226,000 people, only 1040 of these having been found positive, with an impressive 984 recoveries registered and no deaths” President Museveni told the Leaders. 

Mr Museveni however, said that the Coronavirus is still a big threat and called upon IGAD Member States to direct co-operation towards accelerating the diagnosis processes, developing anti-coronavirus treatment and a vaccine.

The Ugandan president said that while some aspects of the economy have taken a hit, many essential parts such as manufacturing industry, construction and agriculture have remained functional.

“As such, we shall continue to avail our food resources through trade, with brotherly countries facing shortages” Mr Museveni assured. 

President Museveni congratulated stakeholders on upholding the revitalised peace agreement of South Sudan and encouraged them to work quickly through the transition period, plan and hold free and fair elections as the ultimate cure for politically motivated instability by promoting accountability among the leaders.

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