Gov’t should not stop those donating food

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The Mufti of Uganda, Sheikh Shaban Ramathan Mubajje has urged government not to stop people from donating food relief amidst the Covid-19 lockdown.

Security agencies on Monday banned the distribution of food to vulnerable people during the lockdown citing need to observe Standard Operating Procedures (SoPs) and quality of handouts.

Police spokesperson Fred Enanga, while addressing a joint security presser, said these acts are likely to lead to the spread of coronavirus.

In his Eid-Al-Adha message delivered scientifically at the headquarters of the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council, Old Kampala, Mubajje said that this is wrong.

Mubajje said that government should instead guide on how food distribution can be done safely instead of placing a total ban on it.

Mubajje thanked President Museveni and the Ministry of Health for guidance during the pandemic and urged Ugandans to maintain all Standards Operating Procedures (Sops) that were issued by government.

Mubajje also sent condolences to families that have lost loved ones due to COVID-19.

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