By Spy Uganda
Kampala: The 10-day mass vaccination at Kololo Ceremonial Grounds has been halted to prepare the grounds for President Museveni’s State of the Nation Address scheduled for tomorrow Friday according to the Ministry of health public relations officer, Emmanuel Ainebyoona.
Ainebyoona says Museveni is expected to deliver the state of the national address Friday afternoon. “COVID-19 Vaccination at Kololo Ceremonial Grounds halted as the Grounds are being prepared for the State of the Nation Address Address,” Ainebyoona said in a tweet.
Ainebyoona added that the health ministry will announce the next steps accordingly and when the exercise will resume.
The well-attended mass vaccination exercise at Kololo initially commenced on Monday this week and thousands have so far been vaccinated.
According to Ainebyoona, a total of 6,851 people were vaccinated on Wednesday. 6,143 people of these were receiving their first dose while 708 were getting their second and last dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine.
The State of the Nation Address also known as “the Opening of Parliament” remains one of the most important annual events in the parliamentary calendar where the President delivers a speech focusing on the plans of the government for the next years.
The address comes at a time when Museveni was expected to deliver his address on the Covid-19 pandemic following the meeting with the national Covid-19 task force for possible measures on how to curb the spread of the deadly virus.
According to the ministry of health, as of yesterday, Uganda has confirmed 915 news Covid-19 cases of which 600 of them were recorded in Kampala alone thus putting the urban population on tenterhooks on what will be the president’s next step as far as the pandemic is concerned.