The US Ambassador to Uganda Natalie E. Brown has expressed “heartfelt wishes” to Muslims in the country as they begin to mark the holy month of Ramadhan.
Speaking on Tuesday, ambassador Brown commiserated with Muslims who will have to mark this second Ramadhan in the shadow of Covid-19. She noted that observation of SOPs (standard operating procedures) to prevent spread of the novel coronavirus means that Muslims will not be able to mark the holy month in the company of friends and the greater community.
Brown noted that this is why US remains dedicated to helping the world combat the Covid pandemic. She said that the US is contributing to the distribution of the Covid-19 vaccine to 92 countries around the world. The US also contributes to the Covax facility that is carrying out research and helping approve vaccines that pass the trial stage.
US is also supporting efforts to fight the spread of Covid-19 in the country.
She urged Muslims in the country to continue to exercise the virtues of patience and understanding with each other and other communities. Brown further reiterated a call President Yoweri Museveni made calling on Muslims to mark the month safely by observing Covid-19 SOPs. She wished them a blessed and peaceful Ramadhan.
Brown started her tour of duty in Uganda in 2020 replacing Deborah Malac. Her posting in Uganda coincided with the global outbreak of the novel coronavirus that was first reported in late 2019 in China.