President Yoweri Museveni has declared this Saturday August 29th as a day for national prayers in which the country will once again seek divine invention to get through the spiraling Covid19 pandemic.
The president announced Thursday that he had been asked to hold the prayer session.
“A certain Ugandan came to me and told me that God had told him in a vision that I should organize National Prayers, scientifically organized, for God to deliver us from COVID 19,” The president announced.
“Therefore, by the powers given to the President of Uganda by Section 2(2) of the Public Holidays Act, I declare the 29th of August 2020, a day of National Prayers and a Public Holiday. Stay in your houses or Compounds and pray.”
Uganda, which initially performed well, has lately seen a sharp rise in the number of cases of Covid 19 as well as related deaths which now stand at 28.
President Museveni was expected to address the nation at the start of this week on the steps to be taken to contain the rapid spread.
The speech however, was pushed ahead by State House on unclear grounds.