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President Museveni Warns Crooks Hiking Food Prices Over Coronavirus

In his address, the president said that he has been informed about some "crooks" in Kampala hiking prices because of the measures that have been put in place to curb the spread of the deadly virus
posted onMarch 24, 2020
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President Yoweri Museveni has warned "crooks" who are taking advantage of the Covid-19 outbreak situation by raising the prices of foodstuffs.

In his address, the president said that he has been informed about some "crooks" in Kampala hiking prices because of the measures that have been put in place to curb the spread of the deadly virus.

"I will send in spies. If I find anyone hiking the price of food, I will cancel their license," he warns.

Mr Museveni said that he could also mobilize a para

The President also reminded the nation on the three key personal measures to keep coronavirus at bay.

"Steer clear of anyone coughing or sneezing. Do not allow them in your vehicle and in your office. Wash with water and soap. The cruder the soap, the better," he said.

He says he will discuss with Cabinet on engaging National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) on slashing the price of water.

"Do not touch yourself, especially on the soft parts/openings (mouth, nose and eyes), with the hand that you use for everyday work," he added.

Turn to Bicycles 

Meanwhile, Mr Museveni urged Ugandans to avoid using public means of transport, something he says will go a long way in curtailing the spread of Covid-19.

"If the towns had enough bicycles, by now I would have suspended public transport. It is even healthier. With a bicycle, you are by yourself," he said.

"If the coronavirus crisis persists, we shall suspend public transport and promote cycling," the president added.

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