Uganda has banned public transport in an effort to combat the spread of COVID-19.
Whilst Ghana’s leaders seem unable to take any decisive action even as the total number of cases approaches triple digits, Uganda has seen fit to move quickly after having 14 cases.
President Yoweri Museveni announced the new measure in a national address Wednesday night.
“The government has decided to suspend, for 14 days, all public transport. This means all taxis, all minibuses, all buses, all passenger trains, all tuk tuks and all the boda bodas are suspended. Why? Because we want to minimize movement,” he revealed.
He announced private cars with a maximum of 3 people would be allowed to move, whilst all vendors are also to cease work except for those who sell food.
Contrast this to Ghana where the leaders hold fasting and praying sessions whilst they remain paralyzed on any action to take to tackle the virus.
Despite a call from the GMA and other stakeholders for a lockdown, our leaders do nothing whilst the infection rate climbs.
Drastic actions are required in drastic times, but whilst Uganda seems to get it our leaders do not.