UPDF First Infantry Division Commander Major General Samuel Kawagga has asked his Baganda kinsmen to endure the inconvenience that comes with wearing masks all the time.
He made the call Tuesday in Mpigi district at the sending off of Major Oliver Zizinga, one of the female members of the National Resistance Army’s High Command during the bush war days.
Gen Kawagga threw mourners into bouts of laughter when he argued that “he was aware of the fact that the noses which God had richly endowed his Baganda kinsmen with make it very inconveniencing for them to appropriately wear masks but asked them to nonetheless endure for the love of their dear lives”.
“I know in Buganda, God gifted us with wonderfully big noses which makes wearing face masks quite hard but we should nonetheless endure for this a matter of life and death,” he is quoted as saying.
He said that coronavirus was a very serious disease that should no longer be taken lightly.
Major Zizinga herself succumbed to the new virus which so far claimed lives of 324 Ugandans.