The Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda has said that the curfew time will be maintained despite calls by Members of Parliament to have it lifted.
Rugunda was yesterday(13th.April.2021) speaking during the plenary after Members of Parliament who called for the curfew to be lifted to enable Muslims to pray and fast freely during the period of Ramadan.
The government imposed curfew in March last year in a bid to curtail movement and curb COVID-19. Rugunda told MPs that information from the Ministry of Health and Scientists, indicate that the threat of Covid- 19 is still high.
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The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga said that the government needs to come with better reasons for not lifting the curfew.
The Minister for Internal Affairs Jeje Odongo said that police has recalled a message they had sent out to Muslims that they will be excused past curfew hours.
Maurice Kibalya the Bugabula South MP says that the traffic jam in Kampala ends at close to midnight, but curfew still exists at 9:00 pm and this is not in the interest of Ugandans. ENDS