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Museveni to Present Budget Speech Virtually

Museveni to Present Budget Speech Virtually

by Max Pat
posted onJune 14, 2023
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President Yoweri Museveni will tomorrow, Thursday present the National Budget Speech virtually. 

This comes after he last week tested positive for COVID-19 and has since been in isolation at State House, Nakasero. 

Museveni posted on Twitter saying he will not physically appear at Kololo Ceremonial Grounds to present the Budget. He has since canceled upcoming foreign trips and delegated for the same having tested positive again. 

"Since I am not travelling to Kiev and Russia, I will be able to address Parliament tomorrow, virtually, on the budget Day. Otherwise, I had delegated the whole effort to VP Alupo. Now that I am not travelling, she will inspect the Parade for me, take the salute for the march past and I will make my brief remarks at the end of budget speech," Museveni said. 

Museveni said he has not been feeling sick despite being positive and only felt slight fever in the first 3 days. 

"As I told you yesterday, I do not feel sick and I only felt a slight feverishness on the 3 or so first days. Otherwise, I feel ready to move out of self- isolation," he said. 

Below is Museveni's full statement:

Ugandans and, especially the Bazzukulu.

Greetings. It is now seven days since I tested corona positive on the 7th of June, 2023. As I told you yesterday, I do not feel sick and I only felt a slight feverishness on the 3 or so first days. Otherwise, I feel ready to move out of self- isolation.

However, today, again, we carried out corona tests and I was still positive. Fortunately, Maama Janet is still negative because we take precautions.
Somebody on social – media and others who spoke to me on the phone, were saying that testing after 4 days or a week was too soon.

We had to do it because we had pressure on the diplomatic front because the other six Presidents of Africa from the Comoros, Egypt, South Africa, Senegal, Congo- Brazzaville and Zambia are supposed to arrive in Poland tomorrow to take the train trip to Kiev to mediate in the Russia- Ukraine war.

I was supposed to have joined them tomorrow. I have now sent an official message that, on account of my continued corona status, I cannot join the group. Dr. Rugunda will represent us. He is already in Poland. From Poland, they will go to Russia to meet with the Russians. I wish the mission success.

Since I am not travelling to Kiev and Russia, I will be able to address Parliament tomorrow, virtually, on the budget Day. Otherwise, I had delegated the whole effort to VP Alupo. Now that I am not travelling, she will inspect the Parade for me, take the salute for the march past and I will make my brief remarks at the end of budget speech.
 
Signed:
Yoweri K. Museveni
Ssaabalwanyi

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