By Mariam Namakula
Ahead of the 42 days total lockdown completion, Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja has issued warning to all Ugandans who intend to break the presidential directives before his address.
Ms Nabbaja, who was speaking to the journalists yesterday at her office in Kampala, said although the lockdown is expected to end on Friday midnight, under no circumstances were Ugandans supposed to lift the lockdown.
“Even if the president addresses the nation on Saturday, which implies that the lockdown would have ended the previous day, his directives still stand not until he issues other guidelines,” she said.
The Office of the Prime Minister that announced the presidential address which was supposed to be on Saturday 31, has been moved to tomorrow, Friday 30.
Anxiety has continued to intensify since the beginning of this week as speculations on what and when the President is expected to address the nation. Many have vowed to resume work even before the eagerly awaited address.
Different stakeholders have since warned the President about the impromptu lockdown with many Opposition members warning the government about its long term effects, especially on the economy.
Kampala Lord Mayor Kampala Erias Lukwago said under no legal circumstances can one be charged if they decided to resume their businesses as long as the 42 days are done.
Police have beefed up security in most of the areas, especially in the capital to ensure enforcement of the presidential directives.