President Yoweri Museveni has warned all those taking advantage of the Covid-19 outbreak situation in the country by hiking the prices of foodstuffs.
In his address today, the President said that he has been informed about some ‘crooks’ in Kampala hiking prices because of the measures that have been put in place to curb the spread of the deadly virus.
“Those ‘crooks’ hiking the prices of food am warning you. I will send spies to find you. If found, I will revoke your license for taking advantage of us.” Museveni said.
“Hiking food prices is total nonsense, we have plenty of food in the country, am a farmer myself. In any case I can organize my NRM cadres and they bring food to Kampala.” Museveni added
Meanwhile, Museveni also urged Ugandans to avoid using public means of transport, something he says will go a long way in curtailing the spread of Covid-19.
“If the towns had enough bicycles, by now I would have suspended public transport. It is even healthier. With a bicycle, you are by yourself,” he said.
“If the coronavirus crisis persists, we shall suspend public transport and promote cycling,” the president added.
He also added that he will discuss the possibility of engaging National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) on slashing the price of water.