By Our Reporter
Private Sector Foundation Uganda(PSFU) together with its partners have launched a campaign to curb the spread of Coronavirus in Uganda through encouraging proper wearing of masks.
Dubbed “Tugobe Corona. Wear A Mask,” the campaign will sensitize and create awareness among Ugandans by sharing information on the benefits of wearing a mask and wearing it correctly at all times.
“We urge Ugandans to take personal responsibility and strictly WEAR A MASK as a primary shield at all times. Each time you do not wear a mask, you put your life and that of your family, friends, and work mates at risk. Let’s do this together, and this way we shall remain safe, alive and continue normally with our businesses.” Emphasized Hon. Elly Karuhanga, Chairman PSFU.
According to the Ministry of Health and the National Task force on COVID-19, we are in phase 4 of the COVID-19 pandemic. The virus is no longer at the entry points and has now spread into communities.
Ricky Rapa Thompson, the SafeBoda co-founder, speaking on behalf of key industry partners in the boda boda community, highlighted the importance of unity in the boda boda industry to promote safety.
“Bodas bodas are one of the main forms of transportation in Kampala and Uganda. It’s therefore important that we unite as the boda boda industry because we have the power to impact the behaviour of our customers and the public in adhering to SOPs and reducing the spread of COVID-19,” he said.
PSFU has partnered with MasterCard Foundation, SafeBoda, KACITA, PRAU, Civil society, and religious leaders on the campaign. The campaign will run for a month across the country.