If we are to go by the bible verse of Mathew 23:2 where Jesus warned his disciples and the crowds that “ So you must be careful to do everything they tell you. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach”, then Uganda’s minister of health is among those Jesus talked about.
Minister Jane Ruth Aceng is on the receiving end for holding a public gathering without observing any of the health procedures she’s been preaching during this entire COVID-19 crisis of social distancing and wearing a face mask in Lira where netizens questioned whether the deadly disease fears her or it’s gone and no longer a threat in Uganda.
After feeling the fire on her back for flaunting the covid-19 health guidelines, the minister who declared her intention to join active politics to represent the women of Lira district in a statement released on Sunday 12th July said she was teaching her people how to use masks a statement that has since been downplayed by her critics.
However government government through the minister of ICT and national guidance Judith Nabakooba has condemned what the minister did and implored the general public not to continue observing the covid-19 health guidelines.
VIDEO: It is a regrettable incident – ICT Minister Judith Nabakooba on Health Minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng's appearance in a crowd where both she and the participants weren't wearing face masks but also not observing the social distancing guideline. #NTVNews
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— NTV UGANDA (@ntvuganda) July 12, 2020