Kampala/Lira – Government is set to make an announcement this week, banning all social events in the country as Coronavirus continues to claim the lives of world population.
While Uganda remains the only few country in Africa yet to register a positive case on coronavirus, authorities are alert.
Speaking exclusively to TND News on Tuesday morning, State Minister for Northern Uganda, Honourable Grace Freedom Kwiyucwiny who was one of the expected guests at the inaugural launch of Real Story Awards [RSA] and North Editors Guild [NEG] in Lira town this Friday, said: “It’s not possible. Government has banned all events, announcement to be made soon. The Friday gathering should be postponed by at least a month.”
Mr Emmanuel Ainebyoona – the senior public relations officer in the Ministry of Health also told TND News and the organisers of Real Story Awards whose launch was slated for Friday 20, March 2020 to put it on hold.
“Government is going to make a comprehensive statement on that and so, I hope I advice you wait for it and base your preparation according to that.” Mr Ainebyoona said.
Mr Ainebyoona advised RSA and NEG organisers to first put off Friday launch.
According to Milton Emmy Akwam, the RSA and NEG Initiator who’s also the founder of TND News, the Friday event was to take place as planned.
“We are sorry for the inconveniences this may cause, and a short notice to call off Friday launch. After our Tuesday morning conversations with Minister Grace Kwiyucwiny and Mr Emmanuel Ainebyoona, a swift decision has been made to postpone our launch until June,” Mr Akwam told this reporter, on Tuesday morning.
According to Mr Akwam, TND News and GLCSMS LLC and her staff would like to commend government for doing all necessary to combat coronavirus in the country.