Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja has indicated that the president “may” address the country on Friday, but maintained that nothing on his directives changes even if he does not.
On March 21, President Museveni declared a 42-days lockdown citing an increase in the number of COVID-19 infections and deaths.
The president froze public transport, limited private transport to authorized members, retained the bars under lock, banned concerts, and limited social gatherings
However, the 42 days of the decree climax on Friday evening, making it an urgent need for the president to address before citizens release themselves from the lockdown.
The Presidential Press Secretary Linda Nabusayi had initially communicated that the address would be on Saturday at 8:00 pm, at least 2 days after the end of the lockdown.
However, while speaking at a function yesterday, the Prime Minister said she is aware the president intends to make his address before lockdown ends.
“The president may address the country on Friday,” she stated.
“I think those who had put the date on Saturday knew that 42 days end on that day, but they will end on Friday at midnight. However, if the president decided to address the country on Saturday, that means that all the SOPs, all directives he made will end after his address on Saturday,” she added.