State Minister for Finance in Charge of Investment and Privatization, Evelyn Anite Kajik is in the spotlight over holding a procession in Koboko contrary to the COVID19 standard operating procedures.
At the weekend, Anite was captured holding a campaign procession in her home area, Koboko.
Police recently said aspirants are not allowed to hold any processions due to the COVID19 pandemic with aspirants only allowed to move with a maximum of two people.
” It is very unfortunate,” Information and ICT Minister Judith Nabakooba told NTV on ‘alleged rallies’ flouting COVID-19 measures by Anite.
In her defence, Anite said the procession that has been widely viewed on social media was not a campaign rally.
“I did not organize it and neither did my Team.
I was not even there!”.
She said the spontaneous procession formed on the occasion of the delivery of the Ambulances for Koboko Municipality.
The community is in great need of these ambulances as the nearest referral hospital is in Arua, she explained.
“We promised to deliver the ambulances before COVID19, but the pandemic has made them even more urgent to respond to emergencies during this period.”
She added: “As leaders in Koboko, we continue to raise awareness 4 our people to social distance, wear masks, wash hands & follow guidelines provided by Health ministry
Health of our people is my number one priority.”
Anite promised to do more to sensitize them and warn them against such dangerous practices.