A section of MPs have called for disciplinary action taken against Health Minister Jane Ruth Aceng who was captured in videos allegedly flouting the COVID19 guidelines.
The minister was filmed addressing a congregation of people without observing social distance on top of not wearing masks. In response, the minister refuted all claims that she was not holding a political rally rather launching the distribution of face masks in Aromo Subcounty and training people on how to properly use the masks on Friday 10 July 2020.
She explained that people 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.
Speaking at parliament Rubaga north MP Moses Kasibante said the minister should be subjected to disciplinary action. They accused her of flouting covid-19 guidelines and campaigning ahead of the 2020-2021 general elections. Last week, Aceng declared her bid to run for Lira woman MP in the forthcoming elections.
“Opposition politicians are not allowed to conduct a meeting of five people but individuals are holding seminars, and rallies throughout the country.” He said at parliament