The first son and senior presidential advisor on special duties, Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba has apologised over reckless statement he made about New vision story indicating that Rwanda issued toughest measures in bid to curb Coronavirus disease.
“Rwanda went into a shutdown on Sunday, imposing some of the strictest Coronavirus measures in Africa where infections are rising fast and hospitals ill-equipped to cope.” New vision tweeted yesterday.
In his response, the Lt. Gen. Muhoozi who holds the third highest rank in Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces asked who is in ‘charge of the government new publishing agency which praised Rwanda instead of Uganda’.
“But who is in charge of this New Vision? Is this a government asset or what? How dare they praise another state before our great Ugandan state? Uganda is the greatest country in Africa period! In all things. Nobody else can compare!” Gen. Muhoozi replied to New vision tweet.
In a short while, the officer received a lot of criticisms, question his reasoning at the time when the world is fighting Coronavirus . “How many glasses of alcohol have you downed?” one tweep asked.
“Today, a lot of my close friends in the media have been angry with me for yesterday’s tweet. First of all, I didn’t mean it as an attack on new vision. If they misunderstood me, I’m sorry. But please do not provoke Patriotic Ugandans. Uganda is always number one!” Muhoozi apologised.
Under new guidelines, Rwanda closed its borders completely, except for goods and cargo and returning citizens, authorities said. Anyone arriving in Rwanda will be subject to 14-day quarantine at designated locations.
Currently, there 267,013 confirmed cases worldwide. The virus started in the Chinese Wuhan city has since spread to 184 countries claiming 11,201 lives. Rwanda has 17 confirmed cases of the virus.