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Cabinet Set For Special Meeting to Decide on School Reopening

Cabinet is set to hold a special meeting sometime this week to decide on the reopening of schools amidst the Coronavirus Pandemic that continues to rampage throughout the country.

Schools have been closed since March when the President ordered a mandatory lockdown of the country due to Covid-19.

According to a close source, President Museveni will address the country on the way forward after the said cabinet meeting.

On Tuesday, September 15, 2020, Senior Presidential Press Secretary Don Wanyama also revealed that a tentative date for the address is Saturday and any changes will be communicated.

Mr Museveni had earlier on said that the big announcement on schools would be made before September but no announcement has come up yet.

Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga on Tuesday directed Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda to immediately appear before parliament and provide the government position in regard to re-opening of education institutions.

Kadaga’s directive followed complaints by a section of Members of Parliament in regard to the contradictory statements from different government institutions in regard to the proposed re-opening of schools which have left parents, proprietors of schools and other people anxious and confused.