The Minister of Health, Jane Ruth Acenge has downplayed social media critics who are attacking her for faulting social distancing rules in an alleged political rally.
She wrote “My attention is drawn to social media posts of pictures of me meeting crowds with no social distancing and no masks and even alleging that I was holding a political rally”
She emphasized “I would like to reiterate that I was not holding a political rally.
According to her she was launching the distribution of face masks in Aromo Sub county and training people on how to properly use the masks on Friday 10 July 2020.
However, at the time, village health teams (VHTs) and other youth were also being oriented on the processes for distribution of the Long lasting mosquito net distribution nearby.
“They got excited when they heard about face masks, and specifically the Minister for health whom they call ‘mama Corona’ and rushed to see me. They were difficult to control as seen in the picture as many wanted to take pictures and also get masks from me”.
Amidst the scuffle she alludes to it that, she took time to educate the youth on the same as well as on the face masks. They left as very knowledgeable people appreciating the importance of face masks and social distancing.
As the Minister who is at the helm of the Corona response and an aspiring Woman MP of Lira District, I am cognizant of the rules and guidelines that we as government have put in place.
The Minister, appealed to the public to continue wearing face masks, maintain social distance and wash hands with soap regularly to prevent COVID19.